Latest Virtual colonoscopy Stories
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.
New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) looks at patient experiences with colorectal cancer screening and questions current screening guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
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.