Virtual Colonoscopy Just As Effective As Older Test

September 18, 2008

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that virtual colonoscopies are just as effective as the regular old coloscopy tests..Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that virtual colonoscopies are just as effective as the regular old colonoscopy tests.

Researchers carried out the study on 2,600 men and women.

The men and women were treated in 15 different medical centers, with the data being studied by researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Researchers found that a virtual colonoscopy, which is a non-invasive test, is asĀ  effective in detecting large and medium sized polyps, colon cancer, compared to older tests.

The non-invasive test is done by doing a CT scan of the lower part of the body.

The new test detected 90% of the large polyps, or cancers found by the standard test.


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