October 29th, 2009

High-definition colonoscopy detects more polyps, Mayo Clinic researchers say

By Kelley Luckstein

High-definition (HD) colonoscopy is much more sensitive than standard colonoscopy in finding polyps that could morph into cancer, say researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida…

 

"There hasn't been a definitive trial to see whether high-definition colonoscopy detects more polyps or not, and this was a natural experiment, designed to ask if use of one endoscope or another makes a difference in day-to-day clinical practice," says the study's senior investigator, gastroenterologist Michael Wallace, M.D., a professor of medicine at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

 

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, 10/28/09

Tags: GI, high-definition colonoscopy, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

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