Will CT colonography replace colonoscopy

July 2005
Gut;Jul2005, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p1044
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted by researcher B.P. Mulhall and colleagues on computer tomographic (CT) colonography. Colonoscopy is a safe procedure but is associated with a small risk of perforation and mortality. As colorectal cancer screening is introduced, the need for colonoscopy will rise and will be offered to asymptomatic subjects. Computer tomographic colonography is an emerging accuracy of this test varies widely between studies. Mulhall and colleagues report a systematic review of studies evaluating the performance of CT colonography using colonoscopy or surgery as the reference standard.


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