Computed tomography colonography: colon examination or Pandora's box

Lannaccone, R.; Laghi, A.; Catalano, C.; Mangiapane, F.; Marin, D.; Passariello, R.
June 2004
Gut;Jun2004, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p915
Academic Journal
In this article, authors comment on a study by the researcher Ginnerup Pedersen and colleagues related to computed tomography colonography. Authors say that firstly, computed tomography colonography is usually performed with a low dose technique which exploits the high contrast that exists at the colonic mucosa-air interface. Such a low dose technique is adequate for evaluation of colorectal lesions but substantially limits the assessment of solid organs. Such a low dose technique is adequate for evaluation of colorectal lesions but substantially limits the assessment of solid organs.


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