March 6, 2013

National Screening Benchmarks For Finding Polyps During a Colonoscopy Might be Too Low, Mayo Clinic Says

By Logan Lafferty

Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low…"Our study suggests that national benchmarks may be too low given our increasing ability to find polyps using the high-definition colonoscopy tools that a majority of physicians use today," says Michael Wallace, M.D., M.P.H., chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Florida.



Tags: benchmarks, colonoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Michael Wallace, GI, high-definition colonoscopy, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, national guidelines, polyp detection, Research, WXOW

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