Virtual Colonoscopy An Effective Colorectal Cancer Screening Exam In Medicare Age Patients, University of Wisconsin Study

Published: Jan 26, 2010

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EurekAlert! -- Reston Va. - Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, remains effective in screening older patients for colorectal cancer (CRC), produces low referral for colonoscopy rates similar to other screening exams now covered by Medicare, and does not result in unreasonable levels of additional testing resulting from extracolonic findings, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiology.

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