Navigation Links
Virtual Colonoscopy in Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Screening

costly than conventional colonoscopy. It also is more convenient, typically taking 10 minutes or less, because patients need not recover from sedation.

"Both virtual colonoscopy and optical colonoscopy are excellent screening tests," Dr. Pickhardt said. "The advantages of virtual colonoscopy over optical colonoscopy at our institution are that it is safer, faster, less costly, more convenient, involves an easier bowel prep, and yet is just as effective for detecting important polyps and cancers."

In April 2004, local third-party insurance coverage was initiated for virtual colonoscopy screening by the major managed care providers in the Madison area. Over a one-year period, the researchers performed virtual colonoscopy screening exams on 1,110 asymptomatic adults, consisting of 585 women and 525 men with a mean age of 58.1 years.

Large (10 millimeters [mm] or more) colorectal polyps were identified in 43 (3.9 percent) of patients. Medium-sized lesions (6 mm - 9 mm) were identified in 77 (6.9 percent) patients. Patients without polyps 6 mm or larger were advised to follow a routine screening interval of five years. Most patients with medium-sized lesions chose to undergo follow-up with virtual colonoscopy. If all the patients with either a polyp larger than 6 mm or a nondiagnostic segment had undergone subsequent optical colonoscopy, the maximum referral rate would have been 11.9 percent.

Seventy-one of the 1,110 patients (6.4 percent) underwent subsequent optical colonoscopy. Sixty-one of these procedures were performed on the same day as virtual colonoscopy to avoid the need for repeat bowel preparation. The optical colonoscopy findings were in agreement with the virtual colonoscopy findings in 65 of the 71 patients.

The high rate of accuracy coupled with the low necessity for subsequent optical colonoscopy show virtual colonoscopy to be an attractive screening tool for colorectal cancer. "In our experience, provid
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound
2. Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy
3. Virtual Reality For Treating Stress Disorders
4. Hip Replacement Can Now Be Performed On Virtual Patients
5. Virtual Reality Simulation Could Help In Training Surgeons
6. New Studies Show The Efficacies Of Virtual Realities Vis-à-vis Pai
7. Virtual Meeting Place Unites Patients with Brain Tumors and Neurosurgical Disorders
8. The Tech Savvy Patient Knocks on the Doors of Telemedicine and Virtual Clinics
9. Virtual Colonoscopy is Most-effective for Screening Colon Cancer
10. Colonoscopy Could Also Identify Heart Attack Risk
11. Colonoscopy may be better to detect colon cancer in women
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... pain relief targets that could be used to ... King,s College London made the discovery when researching ... of the body. , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: ... pain generation and our findings could help chemotherapy ... One potential side effect of some chemotherapy drugs ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Colo. (April 17, 2014) Two recent papers ... researcher and colleagues may help scientists develop treatments ... Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. ... biochemistry and molecular genetics at the School of ... Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and colleagues recently published ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MAYWOOD, Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who ... disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing ... progression of the disease and help relieve shortness ... lung transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal ... said pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered ... in an experimental model. The findings, reported in ... Abuse , may lead to more effective treatments ... one of the leading causes of illness and ... economic impact by limiting the productivity of workers ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NEW YORK (17 April 2014) Population Council scientists and ... is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of ... and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 ... provides the first data that the gel is effective ... of efficacy in the vagina against all three viruses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:CU researchers discover target for treating dengue fever 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2Health News:Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum 2
... Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today congratulated the Government on a ... // with the AMA, and which delivers for patients. ... that the draconian conditions and red tape associated with ... ,'The Government has agreed that the expertise in prescribing ...
... especially the mentally-ill patients and their caregivers. The speech revived ... which would permit the use of obligatory powers to enable ... present ‘treatability test’. ,The infamous ‘Bournewood gap’ is ... of the new bill, which will seek to improve the ...
... banned the use of hookah, or hubble-bubble, in the Pakistani ... were spoiling the younger// generation. ,A way of ... South Asia and the Middle East, the hookah, known as ... and motels in Pakistan, The Daily Times said. ...
... more delays in getting the lab results! - Says ... from University of Georgia has developed a diagnostic test using ... influenza, HIV, RSV etc., in just 60 seconds or even ... technique – which is detailed in the November issue of ...
... that about one in 10 U.S. adults suffer chronic pain that ... Americans have increased to a record average of just short of ... from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ,The ... 80 years and nearly 75 for males. The gap in life ...
... know that they shouldn't smoke or be around smokers ... at a young age. In addition, a new research ... could develop serious liver injuries due to the effects ... research performed at Washington University School of Medicine in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Government Strikes Right Balance with PBS Reform 2Health News:Nanotechnology Used For Detecting Viruses 2Health News:Nanotechnology Used For Detecting Viruses 3Health News:Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Can Cause Liver Damages 2Health News:Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Can Cause Liver Damages 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Ohio , Jan. 15, 2014  A novel wearable injector ... easy and painless for patients to self-inject prescription drugs in ... disorders, including cancer, blood diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  ... to grow to $220B by 2018, according to analysts.   Many ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... AUSTIN, Texas , Jan. 14, 2014  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: ... report results for the fourth quarter of 2013 on Monday, ... scheduled for release after the close of trading. ... a conference call to discuss the operating highlights and financial ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Calif. , Jan. 14, 2014 The Brandeis Medical Center, ... Angeles a premier and affordable laser tattoo removal experience ... Dr. Brandeis, focus is in providing high quality cosmetic services with ... patients. " Southern California has seen ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2
... 2011 Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER ) today ... Regents of the University of California to a new series ... advance in the control of surgical and traumatic bleeding. ... represents a potential life-saving treatment for patients. With the withdrawal ...
... 5, 2011 CutisPharma, Inc. announced the introduction ... Mary,s Mouthwash compounding kits. These products complete the ... line already includes FIRST® - Mouthwash BLM, and ... FIRST® - Duke,s Mouthwash are comparable to those ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Omeros Licenses Novel Antifibrinolytic Agents 2Omeros Licenses Novel Antifibrinolytic Agents 3Omeros Licenses Novel Antifibrinolytic Agents 4CutisPharma Launches New Prescription Mouthwash Kits Expanding Product Line 2
... PLUS pachometers are acknowledged to be the ... pachometers available. These benefits are due to ... and smallest tip footprint available coupled with ... for every displayed reading. Thus corneal thickness ...
... versatile and uncomplicated use of the Leica ... obtained make it the instrument of choice ... cryostat applications. The open top stainless steel ... accessible and offers ample space for convenient ...
... the new style of Bright cryostat. ... OTF/AS cryostat, the new OTF5000 incorporates ... ever-reliable and powerful 5040 microtome. A ... package deals makes the range of ...
... The Leica TP1020 product family are ... a perfect combination of approved technology with ... processing and maximum safety for tissues at ... engineering design based on proven precision mechanics ...
Medicine Products: