Is computed tomographic colonography effective for colorectal cancer screening?

Rabeneck, Linda
April 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/27/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 9, p1392
Academic Journal
Deals with a study which evaluated the use of computed tomographic colonography for colorectal cancer screening. Methodology of the study; Performance characteristics of the virtual and optical colonoscopy used; Implications for practice.


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