Virtual Colonoscopies Show Value for Some Patients, But Polyps Will Be Missed
... Compares Effectiveness of CT Colonography to colonoscopy
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 12 ... for patients with contraindications to colonoscopy
or for whom colonoscopy
cannot be completed, it may be less useful for ...
ASGE Urges Patients to Seek a Qualified Endoscopist Before Undergoing a Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer
... Canadian study finds that colonoscopy
is associated with lower death rates, but raises ... in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that colonoscopy
is associated with lower death rates from ... endoscopist to perform a thorough colonoscopy
and that patients must take the bowel prep as ...
Quality Colonoscopy Exam Remains Best Strategy for Detection of Polyps and Cancers According to Experts From the American College of Gastroenterology
... case-control study have produced accurate data, colonoscopy
remains the best available option for detection ... cancer by removing these growths.
is not perfect, the physicians at the American ... Gastroenterologists receive special training in colonoscopy
and perform more colonoscopies by far than any ...
National Study Presented at ACG 2008 Confirms New Device Functions Like 'Rear-View Mirror' to Provide Improved View of the Colon
... can be removed before they
is widely regarded as the "gold standard" for ... during
colonoscopy. , , 
is currently the best method available ... colorectal cancer occurrence during surveillance colonoscopy
in the dietary Polyp Prevention Trial. ...
ASGE Encourages Patients to Speak to Their Doctor About Colorectal Cancer Screening Options
... or cancers 10 mm or larger that were
detected by colonoscopy
in 9 out of 10 asymptomatic patients. The ... subsequent colonoscopy.
"ASGE supports colonoscopy
for colorectal cancer screening because it
offers ... without unnecessary radiation
also has a high detection rate for polyps of ...
Video: Large, Multi-Center Trial Demonstrates Comparable Accuracy for Virtual Colonoscopy and Standard Colonoscopy
... the disease.
"Imaging advances such as virtual colonoscopy
are an important step
forward that could ... findings were evaluated using
as the reference standard. CT colonography was ... a
screening colonoscopy, and not have received a colonoscopy
in the past five
years. Each participant had a CT ...
Despite Advances in the Accuracy of CT Colonography in Detecting Polyps, Digestive Health Experts Urge Patients to Consider Risks and Realities
... the potential need for follow-up
with complete colonoscopy
in many cases, the real risk of undetected ... by CTC would have
to be referred for complete colonoscopy
depending on the size threshold for
reporting ... least 30 percent of patients
undergoing virtual colonoscopy
iCAD Initiates Clinical Study of Its Virtual Colonoscopy CAD in Partnership with ACR Image Metrix
... a clinical study for Colon CAD, its virtual colonoscopy
product, in partnership with ACR Image ... product on interpretation and workflow.
offers patients a less invasive option ... of several hundred cases
tested with virtual colonoscopy
featuring Colon CAD.
"Moving to this clinical ...
Annual FIT Testing Detects Colorectal Cancer Two Years Earlier Than Colonoscopy Alone, Study of High-Risk Population Finds
... least one valid
interval FIT test with subsequent colonoscopy
and a non-FIT cohort (n=665),
comprised of ... they would have been with a study-required colonoscopy
those with treatable Stage II (Dukes ... than they would have been with a
alone. Detection of advanced adenomas in the ...
ACRIN Study Endorses Virtual Colonoscopy - Validation for Colon CAD Software Maker Medicsight plc
... today that the ACRIN
study endorses virtual colonoscopy
for Medicsight PLC (subsidiary of ... of the colon using either conventional optical colonoscopy
colonography, in which X-ray slice images ... least as
sensitive and specific as conventional colonoscopy
in detecting adenomas of
1 cm diameter or larger. ...
FDA Approves LUSEDRA(TM) (fospropofol disodium) Injection for Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) Sedation
... to vigorous tactile or painful
stimulation was 7/183 (4%) for colonoscopy
and 24/149 (16%) for
bronchoscopy. The duration of minimal or complete unresponsiveness
ranged from 2 to 16 minutes in colonoscopy
patients and from 2 to 20
minutes in bronchoscopy patients.
August 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Avoiding Blood Pressure Increase at Menopause, Healthful Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Scheduling a Colorectal Exam
... fecal immunochemical test.
Two new colon cancer screenings are: CT colonoscopy
virtual colonoscopy) and DNA-based stool testing, a simple noninvasive exam
done at home.
remains a preferred screening method. The doctor uses a
long, flexible ...
Pivotal Study Shows Physician/Nurse Teams Using SEDASYS(TM) System Reduced Risk of Over Sedation With Propofol
... Disease Week(i) -- included 1,000 subjects
who underwent sedation for colonoscopy
and EGD at eight sites and compared
the SEDASYS(TM) System to the current ... scope removal to the time the patient returned to a MOAA/S=5.
is considered the gold standard for detecting colorectal
cancer, the ...
FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of the SEDASYS(R) System
... sedative due to its rapid onset and quick, clear-headed recovery, which enables patients to promptly return to normal activities following a colonoscopy
or EGD procedure. Current propofol labeling states only persons trained in the administration of general anesthesia should administer the drug. In ...
MultiVu Video Feed: Major Trial Demonstrates Comparable Accuracy of Virtual Colonoscopy and Standard Colonoscopy
... Mayo Clinic * Ron Dow, ACRIN Study Participant
B-ROLL INCLUDES: * footage of patients receiving a CT colonography * patients receiving a colonoscopy
* 3-D "fly-through" images of CT colonography results VIDEO PROVIDED BY: The American College of Radiology
Contact: FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE ...
Orion Genomics Gains Exclusive Worldwide Rights to the IGF2 Gene for Colorectal Cancer Risk Testing Through Licensing Agreement With Johns Hopkins University
... to save lives by identifying a group of high risk individuals
who are likely to develop colorectal cancer at a younger age, and who
should undergo colonoscopy
screening 10 to 20 years earlier than the age
that is currently recommended."
Loss of imprinting of IGF2 is a non-heritable epigenetic ...
ACR Supports American Cancer Society Inclusion of CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) as Recommended Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer in New Screening Guidelines
... and preliminary results of recently completed trials
support the inclusion of Computed Tomographic Colonography (CTC) -- also
known as virtual colonoscopy
-- as a front-line screening exam for
In the first-ever joint consensus guidelines for colorectal cancer
screening, released ...
iCAD Announces Partnership for Initiating Clinical Testing of Its Virtual Colonoscopy CAD Product
... due at least in part to the invasive nature of current
screening procedures. Results from recent trials showing the effectiveness
of Virtual colonoscopy
as a screening procedure coupled with recent
legislation introduced to establish Medicare reimbursement for the
procedure are likely to expand the ...
Viatronix V3D-Colon Utilized in 'Another' Landmark Study
... of 3D
imaging software announced today the publication of a new study in the New
England Journal of Medicine, titled "CT Colonography versus colonoscopy
the Detection of Advanced Neoplasia". The study utilized the Viatronix V3D-
Colon platform exclusively. The results published in the October 4th ...
MGI Pharma Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Phase 3 Study
of Aquavan Injection in Patients Undergoing Bronchoscopy
... together with the
results from a phase 3 trial in patients undergoing colonoscopy
an open-label study in patients undergoing minor surgical
procedures, ... success and measures of physician and
patient satisfaction. In the colonoscopy
trial, among patients
treated with an initial bolus dose of 6.5 mg/kg of ...
Salix Pharmaceuticals Previews Digestive Disease Week 2007
potassium chloride, sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid for oral
solution) is indicated for cleansing of the colon as a preparation
in adults 18 years of age or older. MOVIPREP should
be used with caution in patients using concomitant medications that
increase the risk of ...
Enzo Biochem Individualized Oral Immune Regulation Therapy May Be
Effective Approach to Treating Crohn's Disease
... administration of an autologous protein-containing extract,
individually prepared from mucosal tissue colon biopsies of the
subject obtained through colonoscopy
(a common procedure for
Crohn's patients). In one trial, subjects received a regimen of 3
weekly doses for 15 weeks of either active treatment or ...
Aquavan (Fospropofol Disodium) Injection Data Presented at
Digestive Disease Week 2007
... level of sedation," said Dr. Cohen, a lead
investigator of the trial.
Results: Primary Endpoint of Sedation Success
Achieved (Abstract W1451)
... the secondary efficacy endpoint
of the trial, meaning they completed their colonoscopy
requiring manual/mechanical ventilation and alternative ...
Chi-Med Announces Positive Phase II Proof-of-Concept Data for
HMPL-004 in Ulcerative Colitis
... HMPL-004 was 57% by clinical score compared
to 53% for Mesalazine in the Intent-To-Treat population and 47% for
HMPL-004 versus 42% for Mesalazine by colonoscopy
Intent-To-Treat population. HMPL-004 was well tolerated in
the study and the adverse event rate was half that of the