Tag: virtual colonoscopy

Many Colonoscopies for Older Adults May be Inappropriate

A study by Kristin M. Sheffield, Ph.D., and colleagues of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, that analyzed Medicare claims data for Texas and a sample from the United States suggests that many colonoscopies performed in older patients may be potentially inappropriate. The study background highlights increasing evidence of...

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Virtual Colonoscopy Safer for Older Patients

Screening by virtual colonoscopy is just as effective and potentially safer than traditional screening methods for older patients at risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new report from the American College of Radiology. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health looked at the use...

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