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2009-06-17 10:25:00

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, according to a new report.Writing in the June 17 issue of JAMA, Dr. Daniele Regge, of the Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment, Candiolo, Turin, Italy, and colleagues judged the effectiveness of CT colonography by comparing it to colonoscopy, which stood as the reference standard.Colonoscopy is a simple procedure that involves guiding...

2009-06-16 16:00:55

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.Colorectal cancer (CRC) accounts for approximately 210,000 deaths each year in Europe. CT colonography is a procedure in which a detailed picture of the colon is created by an x-ray machine linked to a computer. It has been shown to be...

2009-06-05 12:46:00

NEW YORK, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MGT) and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software, which assists radiologists in the early detection of disease, comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision not to reimburse virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography or CTC) for the routine colon cancer screening of Medicare patients in the U.S....

2009-05-13 10:59:00

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. "One of the primary issues identified by CMS is that patients who have polyps identified by CT scan of the...

2009-05-12 16:36:00

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. CMS should...

2009-03-12 13:19:00

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. Research findings from meta-analyses performed by ECRI Institute suggest that CT colonography appears most promising for...

2009-03-09 07:10:00

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...

2009-03-06 08:30:00

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. Recent statistics show that the incidence (the rate at which new cancers are diagnosed) and death rates from colorectal cancer are declining, in part due to prevention through screening and removal of precancerous polyps (growths...

2009-03-06 08:30:00

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. states have received A grades than failing marks for colorectal cancer screening laws, according to the 2009 Colorectal Cancer Legislation Report Card. Issued today by a coalition of 11 leading public health groups and medical professional societies, the report card was released along with new data from the...

2009-03-06 07:00:00

NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: MGT) and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software which assists in the early detection and diagnosis of disease, is pleased to announce it has launched ColonCAD API 4.0, the latest version of its computer-aided detection software, today at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2009) show in Vienna. The...


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