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Patients who may be at risk of colorectal cancer may have a less invasive alternative to colonoscopy by use of powerful computed tomographic (CT) scans.
Computed tomographic (CT) colonography may offer patients at increased risk of colorectal cancer an alternative to colonoscopy that is less-invasive, is better-tolerated and has good diagnostic accuracy, according to a study in the June 17 issue of JAMA.
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BETHESDA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to deny payment for CT colonography, also known as "virtual" colonoscopy, a radiographic examination of the abdomen, underscores the lack of sufficient evidence on the test's potential as an appropriate option for the screening and prevention of colorectal cancer.
Congress Should Act to Require Coverage of CT Colonography RESTON, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's determination by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to not cover screening computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, exams is not supported by the latest clinical evidence and may result in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths each year from colorectal cancer, particularly among minority and underserved populations.
ECRI Institute(R) Evidence Report Compares Effectiveness of CT Colonography to Colonoscopy PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The value of CT colonography, also called virtual colonoscopy, is under debate as Medicare considers halting coverage of these procedures as a diagnostic method for detecting colorectal cancer and precancerous growths.
U-M expert says regular colon cancer screening should start at age 50 ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most adults would rather keep talk about colons behind the bathroom door. It's time to talk, says Kim Turgeon, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System. Regular wear and tear on the colon can cause little out-pockets called diverticula in one in three adults over the age of 65. They are sometimes more common when...
Prevention through screening for colorectal cancer and removal of precancerous polyps among key factors in saving lives Oak Brook, Ill., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorectal cancer, also referred to as colon cancer, is one of the most preventable cancers.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Legislation Report Card Ranks State Efforts: Finally, More "A's" than "F's" WASHINGTON, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, more U.S.
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