Posted on March 29th, 2010 by
A "virtual biopsy
" colonoscopy might soon be able to determine whether a colon polyp is benign without a biopsy, U.S. researchers said.
Dr. Michael Wallace of the Mayo Clinic, in Florida, said currently, colon polyps are extracted during a colonoscopy and sent to a pathologist for examination, which adds time, expense, and some surgical risk, to the procedure.
Additional coverage: Saudi Press Agency
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