ARTICLEThe Preoperative and Postoperative Colon What the Radiologist Needs to KnowKeshav, Nandan MD, MSc; Carter, Scott MD; Thompson, William M. MDAuthor Information Dr. Keshav is Resident and Dr. Thompson is Professor, Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, MSC10 5530, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; and Dr. Carter is Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This issue of CDR will qualify for 2 ABR Self-Assessment Module SAM (SA-CME) credits.See page 8 for more information. This module meets the American Board of Radiology's (ABR's) criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Please note that, in addition to the SA-CME credits, subscribers completing the activity will receive the usual ACCME credits. After participating in this educational activity, the diagnostic radiologist should be better able to: (1) identify various indications for colon surgery and different colon surgical techniques; (2) assess multimodality imaging features of the postoperative colon; and (3) distinguish common acute and chronic postoperative complications. The authors, faculty, and all staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations relevant to this educational activity. The views expressed in this material are solely of the authors and do not reflect the official policy nor position of the Departments of Radiology at the University of New Mexico and the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To earn CME credit, you must read the CME article and complete the quiz and evaluation on the enclosed answer form, answering at least seven of the 10 quiz questions correctly. This continuing medical education activity expires on August 30, 2021. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology: August 31, 2019 - Volume 42 - Issue 18 - p 1-7 doi: 10.1097/01.CDR.0000578964.63579.42 Buy Take the CME Test Metrics Abstract Colon surgery may be performed for a broad range of benign and malignant causes, mainly carcinoma, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Given a plethora of colon surgical techniques, resultant aberrant anatomy, and postoperative complications, interpreting examinations of the postoperative colon can be a challenging endeavor. The colon surgical technique used most often is dependent upon the underlying lesion, the patient's hemodynamic status, and the surgeon's preference. Colon surgical techniques are diverse and include abdominoperineal resection, anterior resection, restorative proctocolectomy, and segmental resection. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.