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We read with great interest a recent review by Bryant et al 1 presenting a pragmatic guide of GI ultrasound (GIUS) in IBD clinical practice. We agree with the authors that the uptake of GIUS outside Europe has been slow and GIUS is underused in many countries. Here we would like to introduce the status, challenge and opportunity of GIUS implementation in IBD clinical practice in a different region of the world, namely China. We have witnessed a striking increase in the incidence of IBD in China in the last decade.2 The concept of multidisciplinary team (MDT) care consisting of gastroenterologist, colorectal surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, dietitian, and so on has been integrated into daily clinical …
Contributors RM and MC are the guarantors of the article. RM drafted the manuscript. YC, XX and MC have approved the final draft submitted.
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