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Virtual Colonoscopy

"Virtual colonoscopy" (VC) is a new technique that uses computed tomography and advanced imaging techniques to produce three dimensional views of the colonic mucosa similar to those of a "real" colonoscopy. As this non-invasive technique develops research is being undertaken to test how sensitive it is in detecting polyps and early colon cancer.

Selected references

  • Fenlon HM, et al. A Comparison of Virtual and Conventional Colonoscopy for the Detection of Colorectal Polyps N Engl J Med 1999; 341:1496-503    Related articles

  • Halligan S, Fenlon HM Virtual colonoscopy. [Editorial] BMJ 1999; 319(7219):1249-1252    Related articles

  • Sonnenberg A, et al. Is virtual colonoscopy a cost-effective option to screen for colorectal cancer? Am J Gastroenterol. 1999; 94(8):2268-74    Related articles (PubMed)

  • Medline Search: virtual colonoscopy AND colorectal cancer (PubMed)   Limit search to: [Last Year]  Limit search to: [Last 2 Years]   Limit search to: [Reviews]

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    See also Colorectal Cancer
    See also Screening and Prevention of Colorectal cancer

    Topic last revised: 11/11/1999

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