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CT Colonograpy is Effective Screening for Colon Cancer

A new study, performed at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, establishes CT colonography as an effective primary screening test for colon cancer.  There are several tests for diagnosing colon cancer.

CT colonography (CTC) allows radiologists to predict, with a high degree of confidence, whether or not a polyp needs to be evaluated through colonoscopy or removed through polypectomy.

The study included 479 patients with 739 CTC detected lesions.  The results of the study showed that 677 of the739 lesions or 91.6%detected on CTC were also found during optical colonoscopy or surgery.

This study will be presented at the 2009 American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

If you believe your colon cancer was missed or not diagnosed in time, you should contact the colon cancer attorneys of Pennsylvania.  We specialize in medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose and treat colon cancer.  Call us for a free evaluation.