Prof. Jaap Stoker, The Netherlands
Dr. Davide Bellini, Italy
Prof. Steve Halligan, United Kingdom
Dr. Christoph Zech, Switzerland
The role of the ESGAR guideline steering group is to initiate, coordinate and oversee the production and progress of ESGAR guidelines through to their completion and publication. Guideline-specific working groups that comprise ESGAR members who are experts in the field will develop these ESGAR guidelines.
The ESGAR guideline steering group envisages two principal types of guideline as follows:
Monodisciplinary guidelines will be developed under sole ESGAR stewardship, and will normally concern technical performance and protocols relevant to abdominal imaging using high technology imaging platforms.
Multidisciplinary guidelines will normally describe the role of abdominal imaging in specific clinical circumstances, including comparison of multiple imaging techniques where appropriate. These multidisciplinary guidelines will normally be developed in collaboration with one or more relevant clinical societies.
The Methodology for ESGAR guidelines development document describes the role of the ESGAR guidelines steering group, the guideline-specific working groups and the methodology for guideline development.