AuntMinnieTV: Virtual colonoscopy learns a new trick

Virtual colonoscopy could prove to be a useful method of screening for signs of aortic calcification, a possible precursor to a future cardiac event, according to research presented by a group from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonsville, FL. The group conducted measurements of aortic calcium collected at the same time as a virtual colonoscopy study, and found that the measurements correlated well with other established cardiac risk factors.

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