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  • 09.17.10

    Advanced VC Tool Serves Up Polyp Locations for Colonoscopy

    AuntMinnie | Eric Barnes

    Large polyps found at virtual colonoscopy (also known as CT colonography or CTC) are referred to optical colonoscopy for removal, and that’s generally the end of the story. But CTC-detected polyps can’t always be found quickly and easily at colonoscopy, so an automated method of finding them might be just what the gastroenterologist ordered. Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, said they’ve found a way to more accurately determine where CTC-detected polyps can be found at colonoscopy, potentially saving time and reducing risk to patients undergoing polypectomy.

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