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2012-07-16 02:24:07

STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viatronix Incorporated announced today that the stage finally appears set for a reversal of the May 2009 non-coverage decision for screening CTC by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The latest CTC study, "CT Colonography of a Medicare-Aged Population: Outcomes Observed in an Analysis of More Than 1400 Patients" (American Journal of Roentgenology, AJR2012; 199:W27-W34), provides overwhelming evidence that CT Colonography is...

2012-07-02 11:20:02

A new study of 1,400 Medicare-aged patients reinforces CT colonography as a screening tool for colon cancer, adding to the continued debate over Medicare coverage of the procedure. In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that CT colonography would not be covered, in part, because outcomes data specific to the Medicare population was not available. "Our study answers several of the questions Medicare asked about this procedure," said Brooks Cash, MD, one of the...

2012-05-22 23:16:32

New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) looks at patient experiences with colorectal cancer screening and questions current screening guidelines. Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common in men. Studies found that patients prefer colonscopy over computed tomography colonography, despite the former's more invasive nature, and highlight the importance of a patient's experience and role in the process of...

2012-05-21 18:53:20

Instructional program can cut no-shows rates Patients who watch an online instructional video are more likely to keep their appointments and arrive prepared for a scheduled colonoscopy than those who do not, according to a study by gastroenterologists at the University of Chicago Medicine. The study, presented at the 2012 annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting in San Diego, CA, found that among patients age 50 to 65 — the primary target for colon cancer screening — those who...

2012-05-21 02:24:51

STONYBROOK, N.Y., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viatronix Incorporated, a leading innovator and developer of 2D/3D medical imaging and diagnostic software today announced that their V3D®-Colon platform was exclusively used to perform a key study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The purpose of the study was to determine the feasibility of a laxative free bowel prep for patients undergoing a virtual colonoscopy (VC), screening exam. The trial utilized a modified version...

2012-05-16 05:00:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The mere thought of getting a standard colonoscopy makes some people shudder in their seats, and unfortunately, prevents many people from receiving the critically important check-up. But there is a new procedure that may make the whole process a bit easier to endure. Typically, the standard optical colonoscopy involves the examination of the internal surface of the colon using a lit fiber-optic tube with a camera at the end. The preparation is what drives people...

2012-05-15 09:11:16

Computerized 'virtual cleansing' helps identify lesions most likely to become cancerous A CT-scan-based form of virtual colonoscopy that does not require laxative preparation appears to be as effective as standard colonoscopy in identifying the intestinal polyps most likely to become cancerous. In the May 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team reports finding that the new technique, which uses computer-aided systems both to...

2012-03-30 06:23:20

CLEVELAND, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are studying a promising new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening. The four-year study is recruiting patients to compare the effectiveness of stool DNA (SDNA) testing with colonoscopy for detecting large colon polyps. SDNA is a novel test that...

2012-03-09 00:47:32

Colon cancer is largely preventable as long as a person gets screened appropriately, said a gastroenterologist from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Despite new options for screening, there is plenty of evidence to support that a traditional colonoscopy is still the best method of prevention, said Dr. Bincy Abraham, assistant professor of medicine — gastroenterology at BCM. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It serves as an...

New Guidelines For Colorectal Cancer Screening
2012-03-07 06:08:56

Experts from the American College of Physicians (ACP) have issued new testing guidelines for patients who need colorectal cancer screening. According to the ACP, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. The guidelines were brought forth to bring awareness to physicians and patients about understanding the benefits and harms of colorectal cancer screening. Virginia L. Hood, MBBS, MPH, FACP, president of ACP said in a...