The clinical availability of CT colonography

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 06:07 in Health & Medicine

Computed tomographic (CT) colonography allows the visualisation of extracolonic organs, thereby permitting the detection of potentially significant pathologies beyond the colon. Extracolonic lesions are found in 15%-85% of cases, with some being important lesions, such as extracolonic cancer or aortic aneurysm. Early detection of extracolonic lesions is an aim of CT colonography. In particular, the detection of significant lesions is very important. However, the incidence rates of significant extracolonic lesions vary from country to country, and most reports relate to the Western population...

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