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Study answers Medicare concerns about paying for CT colonography
Date:6/30/2012

hy offering an alternative, high quality, total colonic preventative screening to a large percentage of the population that either refuses or is unable to undergo colonoscopy," said Dr. Cash.

Currently about 50-60% of patients eligible for colon cancer screening undergo any kind of screening examination; "we have calculated in our practice that we could increase screening compliance rates by about 15% if CT colonography was covered by Medicare or third party payers," Dr. Cash said.

The study appears in the July, 2012 American Journal of Roentgenology, published by the American Roentgen Ray Society.


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Contact: Samantha Schmidt
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703-858-4316
American Roentgen Ray Society
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