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False-positive results from CT colonography screening are considered an acceptable part of cancer detection for both patients and health care providers.

Experienced and inexperienced radiologists had similar eye tracking, so errors may be occurring during other phases of the study.

Using an algorithm with CT colonography allows radiologists to recognize previously identified polyps.

CT colonography can detect precursors to cancer, saving lives and money, yet it is not yet fully endorsed or reimbursed. Judy Yee, MD, explains.

CT colonographies that do not require bowel cleansing are almost as effective as traditional colonoscopies and may increase patient compliance for screening.

Experts may consider new guidelines for virtual colonoscopy, or CT colonography, screening after study shows women can be screened later than men.

VIDEO: Reimbursement for CT colonography has been a complicated path, but radiologists shouldn’t wait to pursue local coverage and set up a screening program, said Perry Pickhardt, MD.

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