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Colon Cancer Awareness Month Begins With the News That President Obama Selected 'Virtual Colonoscopy' For His Colon Cancer Screening
Date:3/8/2010

copy clinical trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine back in December 2003," said Zaffar Hayat, President of Viatronix Incorporated.

"We are extremely proud that our system was used for the President's colon cancer screening exam."  He went on to say that the Viatronix V3D-Colon software is the most clinically validated virtual colonoscopy (VC) software on the market.

Colon Cancer Facts: It is estimated that 150,000 new cases of colon cancer will be detected in the U.S. and over 50,000 Americans will die from colon cancer this year. Approximately one American life is lost to colon cancer every ten minutes.

The astonishing thing about colon cancer is that it is more than 90% preventable with early screening. Unfortunately, less than 50% of the screening age population (over 45 for African Americans and over 50 for others) is getting screened using the conventional screening exam – optical colonoscopy (OC).  

One of the main reasons for this low screening compliance rate is the invasive nature of optical colonoscopy and the accompanying sedation that is generally required. P
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