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The future developments in gastrointestinal radiology
  1. Emma L Helbren,
  2. Andrew A Plumb,
  3. Stuart A Taylor
  1. Centre for Medical Imaging, University College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Stuart A Taylor, Centre for Medical Imaging, University College London, Level 2 podium, 235 Euston Road, London, UK, NW1 2PG, UK; csytaylor{at}


The last decade has witnessed great advances in abdominal imaging with technological developments and diagnostic improvements in CT, MRI and positron emission tomography-CT. Over the next decade, gastrointestinal imaging is set to rapidly evolve. Fluoroscopic techniques will be left behind and we will develop beyond simply anatomical imaging, embracing increasingly functional and quantitative techniques. Dose reduction and radiation-free modalities will take centre stage as imaging goes mobile, allowing clinicians at the bedside and remote subspecialty radiologists to review radiology from electronic devices. The authors discuss some of the key trends set to define the next decade in gastrointestinal radiology.

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  • Contributors ELH, AAP and ST were all responsible for the literature search and drafting of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version. ST is the guarantor.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.