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Computed tomography colonography: emerging evidence to further support clinical effectiveness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23044493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Computed tomography colonography (CTC) continues to mature and evolve as a noninvasive imaging test of the large intestine. The aim of this review is to provide an update on the recent and emerging data that further supports the clinical effectiveness of CTC.
RECENT FINDINGS: The diagnostic performance of CTC for detecting colorectal polyps and masses is well established, but its precise clinical role is yet to be determined. Recent data on test performance, patient acceptance, and study technique may help to clarify the role of CTC and accelerate its clinical implementation.
SUMMARY: Recent advances and refinements in CTC should help to clarify and expand its clinical role, both as a screening and diagnostic test. High patient acceptance for CTC could lead to increased adherence rates. Ultimately, the complementary nature of CTC and optical colonoscopy should result in improved patient care.
Perry J Pickhardt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in gastroenterology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1531-7056     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  2013-05-30     Revised Date:  2014-05-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506887     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Colonic Neoplasms / radiography*
Colonic Polyps / radiography*
Colonography, Computed Tomographic*
Early Detection of Cancer
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Patient Compliance
Grant Support
1R01CA144835/CA/NCI NIH HHS; 1R01CA155347/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R01 CA144835/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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