Rates of colorectal cancer screening via CT colonography are higher when patients have health insurance policies that cover the screening.
Repeat CT colonography may help detect more advanced right-sided lesions, but they detect fewer large polyps.
CT may help detect some types of colon cancer spread, but not all.
Screening CTC rarely finds extracolonic findings among asymptomatic patients, but many are clinically significant.
Patient and provider groups call on Congress to pass legislation requiring coverage of CT colonography screening.
Using CT colonography for screening of colorectal cancer among Medicare patients is cost-effective.
Radiologists reading CT colonography may see difficult-to-detect polyps but not consciously register them.
Draft recommendations from the USPSTF on colorectal cancer screening omit CT colonography as a preferred screening method.
CT colonography to screen for colorectal cancer also gives physicians the opportunity to assess patients for osteoporosis.
Using low-tube voltage CTC provides adequate image quality at lower radiation doses.