HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Colonoscopy most reliable method for detecting colon cancer

A fast-track study published online by THE LANCET shows that colonoscopy is the most accurate technique for detecting colon polyps and cancers. Two other procedures often used to detect colon cancer-air-contrast barium enema (ACBE) and the non-invasive 'virtual colonoscopy' Computed tomographic colonography (CTC)-were found to be less reliable.

ACBE and colonoscopy are widely used techniques for detecting colon cancer; CTC is an imaging technique recently introduced for colonic investigation. Don Rockey (Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA) and colleagues enrolled patients into a study to compare the relative sensitivity of these three techniques.

614 people at risk of colon cancer received ACBE, followed by CTC and colonoscopy 1-2 weeks later. Colonoscopy was highly sensitive, detecting 98% of large (10 mm or greater) and 99% of small (6-9 mm) lesions. Corresponding sensitivity for CTC was 59% and 51%, and for ACBE 48% and 35%, respectively.

Dr Rockey comments: "Our results have important implications for clinicians considering use of colon imaging tests, and potentially for colon cancer screening programmes. As currently undertaken, the sensitivity of colonoscopy is superior to ACBE and CTC. Although the methods used to undertake ACBE are mature, those for CTC are rapidly evolving, and this test will almost certainly undergo significant further advances and improvements. As such, clinicians using this test must stay abreast of performance and patient preference issues."


'"/>

Contact: Joe Santangelo
j.santangelo@elsevier.com
1-212-633-3810
Lancet
16-Dec-2004


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Colonoscopy still most effective colorectal cancer screening method
2. Colonoscopy far more cost-effective against colon cancer than promising Cox II drugs, study predicts
3. Severity of liver disease not a reliable indicator of quality of life
4. Advice for designing reliable nanomaterials
5. ID Migraine screener found to be highly reliable in detecting migraine in undiagnosed patients
6. Ear thermometry not reliable for precise measurement of infants body temperature
7. UI study shows classification system for evaluating childhood hip disease may be unreliable
8. New fingerprint visualization method uses X-rays to reveal missing clues
9. A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks
10. New method to fix cleft palate shows promise in Mayo Clinic lab study
11. Stanford study finds new method improves chemotherapy survival in mice

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/15/2018)... ... August 15, 2018 , ... On July 30, more than 250 people ... and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event raised over $300,000 for Calvary ... dinner, the event included a performance by mentalist and comedian Eric Dittelman, a live ...
(Date:8/14/2018)... ... August 14, 2018 , ... ... (DSO) with nearly 400 affiliated offices across 16 states, is pleased to announce ... Diego, California. , Smile Brands will provide full-service administrative support to the practice, ...
(Date:8/11/2018)... ... August 10, 2018 , ... ... Gout Relief. , What is gout? This painful, persistent condition originates in the ... of high levels of uric acid. Other contributing factors may be medication side ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... Thousands of US women ... to cross-referenced data from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The American ... by the FDA. As an MRI is recommended by FDA after the first ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... RiverGlade ... an Operating Partner and will have an exclusive relationship with the firm. ... firm’s strategic planning, human capital sourcing, and deal origination, evaluation and diligence. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/11/2018)... ... , ... Last month, Dr. Tim Herman, Lead Dentist at A+ Dental ... communities surrounding its capital of Asunción. Along with a team of fellow Smile ... help deliver care to over 550 individuals in need. , Outreaches were held at ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... National Day Calendar ... named the exclusive sponsor. , “We’re honored to have been selected as this ... for CBD on a national level,” said cbdMD’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Justin ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... ... August 07, 2018 , ... Braun Ambulances is honored to announce their attendance ... Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Braun Ambulances will have four units on display at ... , Fire Rescue International (FRI) is the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) annual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: