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A Call for CT Colonography Reimbursement
CT colonography can detect precursors to cancer, saving lives and money, yet it is not yet fully endorsed or reimbursed. Judy Yee, MD, explains.
Noncathartic CT Colonography Detects Adenomas
CT colonographies that do not require bowel cleansing are almost as effective as traditional colonoscopies and may increase patient compliance for screening.
Virtual Colonoscopy Screening Can Be Later for Women
Experts may consider new guidelines for virtual colonoscopy, or CT colonography, screening after study shows women can be screened later than men.
CT Colonography: Navigating the Path to Reimbursement
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.
CTC Leads to More Follow-Up Colonic Procedures
Computed tomographic colonography in patients symptomatic of colorectal cancer resulted in a significantly higher rate of additional colonic investigation.
Virtual Colonoscopy Bests Barium Enema for CRC Diagnosis
Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), or virtual colonoscopy, was more sensitive than barium enema in detecting colorectal cancer and large polyps.
CTC Appropriately Used Despite Reimbursement Limitations
Concerns over inappropriate use of CTC prompted CMS to halt reimbursement, but research shows that CTC is not being used inappropriately.