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  • 10.27.10

    SIGGAR Trial Results a Win-Win for Virtual Colonoscopy

    AuntMinnie | Eric Barnes

    A decade-long colorectal cancer screening initiative involving more than a dozen radiologists and thousands of patients across the U.K. delivered positive early results at this week’s International Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy. In two randomized trials performed concurrently, virtual colonoscopy (also known as CT colonography or CTC) outperformed double-contrast barium enema (DCBE). And VC was equivalent to conventional colonoscopy for cancer detection, with less clinical uncertainty than initial conventional colonoscopy.

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