Tag: "colonoscopy" at medical news
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
... colonoscopy. However, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
are the best methods for accurately detecting rectal cancer. Each screening option has advantages and disadvantages. Patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer are advised to ask their doctor about one of the approved screening metho...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...hnology for therapy," Fitzgerald said, pointing to colonoscopy
as an example. "It wasn't until we had a video camera illuminating the inside of the gut that we learned how to take out polyps and learned to stage colorectal cancer," he explained. "We finally turned on the light inside. This is the same thing." ...
Virtual colonoscopy: Virtually promising
...oenterologist Thomas Imperiale, M.D., says virtual colonoscopy
may become one of the most valuable assessment too... yet ready to be used as a screening test, virtual colonoscopy
may prove to be highly sensitive, highly specific, reasonably convenient, cost effective, and low ri...
'Virtual colonoscopy' effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones
...etected by a CT scan would necessitate a follow-up colonoscopy
to confirm the finding and to remove the polyps, t...ly one study, of 1,123 patients, directly compared colonoscopy
and CT colonography in patients without any previous history of colorectal problems. In that study,...
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
...wo groups, with one group receiving a conventional colonoscopy
and the other group receiving a panchromoendoscopy (staining of the entire colon) using 0.1 percent methylene blue, a dye used to highlight tumors, along with an endomicroscopy to detect precancerous lesions and CRC. With an average examination tim...
An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer
...tion, including doing nothing, annual colonoscopy, colonoscopy
every five years, statin alone, and statin in combination with colonoscopy
annually, every five years or every 10 years. By age 47, 6.3 percent of patients in the "do nothing"...
Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers
...ied into one of four groups based on BMI and their colonoscopy
results were analyzed. Of the 8,788 patients included in the study, 2,819 underwent a second colonoscopy
after one year to evaluate the effect of weight loss on colorectal adenoma diagnosis. The incidence...
CT colonography 'excellent' for colorectal cancer screening
...raphy is excellent in comparison with conventional colonoscopy
for colorectal cancer screening, an analysis of pr...stic accuracy of CT colonography with conventional colonoscopy
for detecting both average and high-risk patients with polyps or colorectal cancer greater than or e...
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
...lluminate and obtain real-time color images during colonoscopy
procedures. The light reflected in the colon is d...the use of Onco-LIFE as an adjunct to conventional colonoscopy
enhances the diagnostic capability of the procedure by increasing the detection of smaller tumors an...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
...phy (CTC) was tested as a potential alternative to colonoscopy
for patients at risk for colorectal cancer, evalua...ive than CTC. "This study confirms that standard colonoscopy
is still the best and most cost-effective option for an accurate diagnosis of colon cancer, based on...
Colonoscopy: A woman's best defense against colon cancer
...and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center found that colonoscopy
is the preferred colon cancer screening method in ... Previous research on colon cancer screening using colonoscopy
focused primarily on men, including the Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study 380 that evaluated more t...
Radiation exposure during virtual colonoscopy doesn't significantly raise cancer risks
...shows that radiation risks associated with virtual colonoscopy
are relatively small--much smaller, for example, t...he use of non-cathartic bowel preparation, virtual colonoscopy
is a very promising modality which could potentially increase patient compliance with current guidel...
Low colon cancer screening rates leaves a million New Yorkers at risk
...ines recommend annual FOBT, FS every 5 years, or a colonoscopy
every 10 years, but only 53 percent of Americans r...erologists and endoscopy labs to provide access to colonoscopy
services. In 2003, the city adopted new screening guidelines--a colonoscopy
every 10 years or FOBT e...
Virtual colonoscopy reveals diseases outside the colon, as well
... Medical Center (SFVAMC). In the study, 45 virtual colonoscopy
patients out of 500, or 9 percent, were found to h... in the August 2005 issue of Radiology . Virtual colonoscopy
uses a CT (computed tomography) scanner, which generates a three-dimensional image from a series of ...
Virtual colonoscopy shows cancer outside the colon
...tant conditions that would be missed with standard colonoscopy
and at very little additional cost, according to a...nvasive screening method for colon cancer. Virtual colonoscopy
uses a series of CT images to visually reconstruct the interior of the colon on a computer. Unlike s...
Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis
...rly," he said. He is working to extend the virtual colonoscopy
technology to image-guided polypectomy. "The polyp...nding them can be difficult. If we can use virtual colonoscopy
to help guide the endoscope to the polyps, we can help the endoscopists become even better and faste...
Detecting Alzheimer's in the eye, lifting fingerprints without touching the surface
...tected pre-cancerous colon tissue far earlier than colonoscopy
andother techniques, including those that search f...re expensive tests such ascolonoscopy. The cost of colonoscopy
makes it impossible for allAmericans who are at risk (more than 60 million people over age 50)to get...
CT colonography versus colonoscopy for colorectal cancer
...or cancer of the colon. Physicians often recommend colonoscopy
for screening. Unfortunately, this procedure is un... that are gained) is only slightly lower than when colonoscopy
Intervention program fails to increase managed care colorectal cancer screening
...cal occult blood tests, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
screening, and the tests must be easy for patient ... polyps, which can be found with sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
and removed before the polyps develop into cancer. "The need to increase rates of colorectal cancer...
New studies show young African Americans at much higher risk for pre-cancerous polyps
...s, while the other looked at racial differences in colonoscopy
and found younger blacks are more likely to have p...ooked at racial factors in analyzing findings from colonoscopy
exams and found that among those with abnormal findings, polyps were the most common among African A...
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