Noncathartic CTC prep might boost screening compliance November 21, 2013 -- The use of noncathartic bowel preparation before CT colonography (CTC) delivers good sensitivity for clinically significant polyps, and may also increase colorectal cancer screening compliance, according to a report in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Doctors are not informing patients of overdiagnosis risk October 22, 2013 -- Patients are not being told about the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a result of cancer screening programs, and many say they wouldn't start a screening program if the overdiagnosis rate is too high, according to research published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.
FDA panel mostly likes evidence on CTC efficacy September 10, 2013 -- In a wide-ranging session on CT colonography (CTC), held in Silver Spring, MD, on Monday, a panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration delivered almost universally positive views of the evidence supporting the use of the exam for colorectal cancer screening.
FDA sets meeting to review CT colonography September 6, 2013 -- A virtual who's who of CT colonography (CTC) is en route to the Washington, DC, area for a September 9 joint committee meeting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that will discuss the fate of CTC screening for asymptomatic individuals.
Radiation risk matters in cancer screening decisions July 1, 2013 -- CT wins the cost-benefit analysis in most cancer screening tests involving the modality, but the risks of ionizing radiation aren't negligible and should continue to be scrutinized as a factor in screening decisions, according to an article in the July edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
AJR: Virtual colonoscopy's time has come June 27, 2013 -- Virtual colonoscopy researchers have served up all the evidence the U.S. government asked for, and as a result they've concluded the time is now for approval of the technique to screen for colorectal cancer, according to an article published in the July American Journal of Roentgenology.
Women can start colon cancer screening later than men June 10, 2013 -- Women can be screened for colorectal cancer five to 10 years later than men, according to an Italian study published on June 11 in Cancer. The different findings for men and women in more than 7,000 patients could eventually translate into different screening recommendations based on gender, the investigators wrote.
8-year study finds polyp surveillance safe June 7, 2013 -- A large eight-year screening study suggests that 6- to 9-mm colorectal polyps do not grow rapidly enough in vivo to pose a significant danger of cancer and therefore don't need to be removed immediately, U.S. researchers reported on Friday at the 2013 European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology meeting.
Study: VC is used appropriately despite reimbursement limits April 10, 2013 -- Despite tight limitations on Medicare reimbursement, virtual colonoscopy (VC) is being used appropriately for colorectal cancer screening, according to a new study published online April 5 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine that examined more than 170,000 patient records.
VC improves screening compliance at military facilities January 15, 2013 -- The availability of virtual colonoscopy appeared to significantly increase the rate of colorectal cancer screening in a study of individuals ages 50 to 75 from U.S. military medical facilities. Results of the study were published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.