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The pivotal role of contrast-enhanced CT in the diagnosis of acute colonic diverticulitis and proposal for an innovative reporting template for use in the emergency setting

    A recent article from an Italian research group highlights the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of contrast-enhanced CT (CE-CT) in diagnosing acute colonic diverticulitis (ACD). The paper presents a comprehensive review of key CT imaging findings and illustrates the available CE-CT-based classification systems for disease staging in the context of ACD. Additionally, the article proposes a structured reporting template designed to standardize terminology and improve communication among specialists, with the aim of facilitating multidisciplinary management of ACD in the emergency setting.