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2011-07-21 18:55:00

LAS VEGAS, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kaveh Kardooni joins Desert Radiologists' expert team of Board Certified Radiologists, specializing in Neuroradiology. Dr. Kardooni graduated from the State University of New York with a bachelor of science in biology. He received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. Dr. Kardooni completed his diagnostic radiology residency in 2009 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville Kentucky. At the...

2011-06-27 12:18:00

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a nationwide research poll released today by the Colon Cancer Alliance and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) suggest that one in three of men and women age 60-70 who have been screened for colon cancer have done so only once, suggesting a failure to follow medical guidelines that call for periodic testing after initial screening at age 50 by colonoscopy and other methods. The poll also shows that men and women age 50 years and older who...

2011-05-10 14:44:26

Among Medicare beneficiaries, a large portion of colonoscopies for screening purposes are performed more frequently than recommended intervals. But among older patients treated at Veterans Affairs facilities, warranted follow-up colonoscopies for patients with positive fecal blood tests often do not occur, or cause burden when they do. These findings are from two reports posted online today that will appear in the August 8 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives...

2011-04-04 13:10:22

Medicare coverage and nationwide utilization of computed tomographic colonography (CTC), commonly referred to as virtual colonoscopy, has tripled in recent years, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). CTC employs virtual reality technology to produce a three-dimensional visualization that permits a thorough and minimally invasive evaluation of the entire colon and rectum. CT colonography is an alternative to conventional...

2011-03-04 11:13:00

SEATTLE, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the fact that colon cancer screening saves lives, the majority of U.S. adults age 50 and over who are eligible for such screening fail to take advantage of it. Consider the numbers: In 2000, only 16.3 million of 80 million eligible adults (about 20 percent) received colon cancer screening such as the fecal occult blood test (the most popular choice), sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. While each form of colon cancer screening has its advantages...

2011-03-01 12:56:57

Despite the absence of Medicare coverage, hospital use of computed tomographic colonography (CTC), commonly referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is on the rise, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. CTC, a minimally invasive alternative to optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, employs virtual reality technology to produce a 3-D...

2010-10-21 14:46:56

Providing computed tomography colonography (CTC) "” otherwise known as virtual colonoscopy "” as an alternative to conventional colonoscopy could improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (www.ajronline.org). CRC is the second leading cause of cancer in the U.S. "While colonoscopy is currently the preferred test for CRC screening, the invasive and time-consuming characteristics of the test...

2010-10-21 14:44:45

Computed tomography colonography (CTC) "” otherwise known as virtual colonoscopy "” is feasible in remote health centers where optimal colonoscopy is limited, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (www.ajronline.org). The study was performed at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital in Fort Defiance, AZ, and Tuba City Regional Health Care Center in Tuba City, AZ, both of which are rural medical centers serving Native American, mainly Navajo,...

2010-08-24 08:05:14

Computed tomography colonography -- CTC or virtual colonoscopy -- not only identifies colorectal cancer (CRC) but also doubles the incidence of identifying significant early lesions outside the colon, resulting in lives saved. CTC is an emerging noninvasive rapid imaging technique developed for colorectal cancer screening. Because it is less invasive than optical colonoscopy, it may improve patient compliance with CRC screening schedules. In addition to findings within the colon, CTC is able...

2010-08-19 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, new coverage instituted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will remove the financial disincentives associated with colorectal cancer screening for a large segment of the US population. As a result of these changes in reimbursement, a growing number of colorectal cancer screening procedures will be performed through...


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