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World J Radiol. Nov 28, 2018; 10(11): 143-149
Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v10.i11.143
Table 1 Practice guideline recommendations
Patients fulfilling the Rome IV diagnostic criteria for IBS and who do not display “red flag” symptoms such as blood in stool, weight loss, recurrent fevers, anemia, and chronic severe diarrhea and who have no family history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or celiac sprue do not require radiologic imaging
Radiologic imaging is required in patients with “red flag” symptoms who fulfill the Rome IV diagnostic criteria for IBS
Consideration of the probable alternative diagnosis and adherence to the relevant American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria should direct the optimal radiologic imaging of the patient with IBS