Mayo: High-def imaging in colonoscopies turns up a higher rate of precancerous polyps

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by Logan Lafferty

Recent studies at the Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville suggest that using high-definition imaging tools during colonoscopies reveals potentially precancerous polyps in a higher percentage of individuals at average risk of colorectal cancer than has been found using traditional methods. The study, published in the latest online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition imaging tools in 2,400 individuals undergoing a screening colonoscopy at the clinic led to an adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 25 percent in women and 41 percent in men.

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Florida Times-Union by Charlie Patton

Tags: adenoma detection, Cancer, colonoscopies, Colorectal Cancer, Florida Times-Union, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, high-definition imaging, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Research, Technology

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