3. Assessment

The assessment of disease activity and extent including complications


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3.1.  Understands the appropriate investigations for assessing disease activity and extent including:

  • Inflammatory markers in blood and stool 
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy / capsule endoscopy / enteroscopy 
  • Imaging techniques, including: CT, MRI, barium imaging and ultrasound

3.2.  Phenotypic classification of CD and UC

3.3.  Understands the circumstances in which disease activity and extent should be reassessed

3.4.  Knowledge of complications and appropriate action in terms of investigation and management

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Third European Evidence-based Consensus on Diagnosis and Management of Ulcerative Colitis. Part 1: Definitions, Diagnosis, Extra-intestinal Manifestations, Pregnancy, Cancer Surveillance, Surgery, and Ileo-anal Pouch Disorders

ECCO Guidelines

Topic 3.2; 3.3ECCO Guidelines


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