October 28, 2009

ACG: Hi-Def Colonoscopy Finds the Small Stuff

By Kelley Luckstein

High-definition colonoscopy detects a significantly greater amount of adenomas than standard-definition screening, researchers said here.


In a case-control study, high-definition screening picked up adenomas in 28.55% of patients compared with 23.8% among those who had a procedure using standard definition (P=0.01), Kenneth DeVault, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and colleagues reported at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting…"High-definition colonoscopy is definitely going to drive us to finding more adenomas," DeVault said at a press briefing here.

MedPage Today by Kristina Fiore, 10/27/09


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