Mayo Clinic Replaces Liters of Laxative for Colonography With Four Pills

Posted on November 20th, 2013 by Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., has announced it has replaced the multiple liters of laxative consumed by people in preparation for a CT colonography with four pills, according to a news release. Patients undergoing CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, now take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl. Mayo instituted the new protocol this summer. "Our hope is that this will make people less anxious and more likely to get screened and will ultimately result in fewer deaths from colorectal cancer," said C. Daniel Johnson, MD, chair of the department of radiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in the release.

Additional Coverage: US News & World Report, Arizona Republic,

 

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