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Penn Study finds virtual colonoscopy is used appropriately, may expand screening to more patients
Date:4/5/2013

lonoscopy, screening remains underutilized. In light of their findings, the study team suggests that reimbursement for screening CTC may increase overall screening rates in the elderly but could simultaneously exacerbate disparities in colorectal cancer screening.

CMS' decision to end reimbursements in 2009 was subsequently opposed by several groups such as the American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology, which both recognize CTC as a recommended screening procedure for Americans ages 65 years and older.


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