February 27, 2012

Virtual Colon Screen Works for Seniors


The diagnostic performance of virtual colonoscopy doesn't appear to be diminished in older patients, researchers found in a trial analysis that has reignited contention over the technology. Sensitivity and specificity of CT colonography for large neoplasms both overall and on a per-polyp basis were statistically similar for a Medicare-age population and for those under 65, C. Daniel Johnson, MD, MMM, of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and colleagues found.

MedPage Today by Crystal Phend, 02/24/2012

Additional coverage: Diagnostic Imaging, Expatriate Healthcare, HealthCanal

Tags: C. Daniel Johnson, large neoplasms, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Research, virtual colonoscopy

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