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National Study Presented at ACG 2008 Confirms New Device Functions Like 'Rear-View Mirror' to Provide Improved View of the Colon
Date:10/7/2008

nal polyp was found using the Third Eye Retroscope. In eight of the patients, the polyp detected with the Third Eye Retroscope was the only one found."

In addition to his work as a researcher and professor, Dr. Douglas Rex is also a full-time clinical gastroenterologist at Indiana University Hospital. His major research interests have been in colorectal disease, and in particular, colorectal cancer screening and the technical performance of colonoscopy. He co-authored the colorectal cancer screening recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology and those of the Gastroenterology Consortium. Dr. Rex has also authored more than 110 original research papers, 50 book chapters, 100 invited papers and editorials and 15 guideline papers.

Additionally, Dr. Rex is an associate editor or editorial board member of several prestigious journals, including Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Reviews on Gastroenterological Disorders, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, World Journal of Gastroenterology and Journal Watch Gastroenterology. He is Past-President of the ACG and has served as the ACG representative to the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table. From 2000-2006 he chaired the U.S. Multi-Society (ACG, ASGE, AGA, ACP-ASIM) Task Force on Colorectal Cancer.

About the Study

In addition to Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN, study sites included Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Camino Medical Group & El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA; Washington University, St. Louis, MO; M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - University of Texas, Houston, TX; and the office of Jerome D. Waye, MD in New York, NY. Although the published abstract covered the initial 214 patients in the study, Dr. Rex's ACG presentation reported the final results for all 249 patients.

About the American College of Gastroenterology

Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with a
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