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Virtual colonoscopy: a novel imaging modality for colorectal cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11177739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Advances in computed tomography (CT) technology and computer capabilities have contributed to the development of a new imaging modality for colorectal lesions called CT colonography or virtual colonoscopy. Virtual colonoscopy is a rapid, minimally invasive scan of the cleansed and distended colon. Early work has demonstrated that this test is safe and well tolerated, and that it may be sensitive and specific enough to identify most significant precancerous or cancerous lesions. A number of technical and practical problems remain before virtual colonoscopy can be applied at a population level.
D T Rubin; A H Dachman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology reports     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1523-3790     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol Rep     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888967     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1470, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Colonoscopy / methods*
Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Mass Screening
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
User-Computer Interface*

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