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2008-12-01 10:51:00

CHICAGO, IL, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Cadens Imaging is pleased to announce the first CT colonography portable microserver. Cadens microserver integrates the efficient and ultra-fast CADENS Colon solution, featuring an innovative and entirely automated process of 12 minutes per patient.

2008-12-04 08:15:08

There may be a way to screen for both colorectal cancer and osteoporosis at the same time.A new study from the University of California San Francisco finds computed tomography (CT) colonography -- or virtual colonoscopy -- can be a one-stop screening for the two diseases.CT colonography detects pre-cancerous polyps in the large intestine. It starts with an abdominal CT scan, which makes cross-sectional images of all parts of the abdomen including the spine. Computer software then arranges the...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

A U.S. radiologist suggests surgically removing every small colon polyp is costly and may be unnecessary. "Approximately 10,000 colonoscopy referrals would be needed for each theoretical cancer death prevented at a cost of nearly $400,000 per life-year gained," lead author Dr.

2008-10-13 15:00:30

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Care is highlighting concerns over the National CT Colonography Study published September 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

2008-10-07 21:00:14

By Joann Loviglio PHILADELPHIA - Most people over 75 should stop getting routine colon cancer tests, according to a government health task force that also rejected the latest X-ray screening technology. The U.S.

2008-10-07 09:00:09

By JOANN LOVIGLIO By Joann Loviglio The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Most people over 75 should stop getting routine colon cancer tests, according to a government health task force that also rejected the latest X-ray screening technology. The U.S.

2008-09-23 18:00:37

If a person has no abnormal growths found during an initial colonoscopy, the five-year risk of colorectal cancer is extremely low, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Thomas F.

2008-09-23 06:00:32

If you've shied away from getting a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, two new studies may make you less reluctant. One study found that if a first colonoscopy is normal, patients can safely put off having another test for at least five years - and many experts would say at least 10 years.

2008-09-19 00:00:07

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect.

2008-09-18 18:00:50

By Mike Stobbe ATLANTA - A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it is far from perfect.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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