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January 26, 2011

To reduce discomfort and damage to frail internal tissues in elderly patients, gastroenterologists may perform CT colonography with minimal preparation.

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Gas insufflation of minimal preparation CT of the colon reduces false positivesBritish Journal of Radiology | Jan 11, 2011 (Free abstract. Full text $15)

To reduce discomfort and damage to frail internal tissues in elderly patients, gastroenterologists may perform CT colonography with minimal preparation. Researchers in Oxford UK report that using an antispasmodic and gas insufflation can substantially reduce false positives in this situation, without causing noteworthy discomfort for the patient.

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