- New minimally invasive method for early detection of colon cancer!
- A proven superior replacement for conventional barium enema for diagnosis, patient comfort, and radiation dose. 2,4
- Proven efficacy comparable to standard colonoscopy for the general population! 3,5
- Lower risk of complications than standard colonoscopy.
- Improved ability to find cancers and abnormalities beyond the colon! 1,3,5
- Same day procedure!
- No need for sedation or general anesthesia.
- Covered by most private insurers!
- Ask your doctor if CT colonoscopy is right for you! Have one at Excel today!
- Note, high risk and other select patients may still benefit from standard colonoscopy over other less invasive modalities. Ask your doctor before pursuing any medical diagnostic exam.
- Neri E. et al. CT colonography versus double-contrast barium enema for screening of colorectal cancer: comparison of radiation burden. Abdom Imaging. 2010 Oct;35(5):596-601. doi: 10.1007/s00261-009-9568-x. Epub 2009 Sep 24.
- Halligan S, Wooldrage K, Dadswell E, et al: Computed tomographic colonography versus barium enema for diagnosis of colorectal cancer or large polyps in symptomatic patients (SIGGAR): A multicentre randomized trial. Lancet. February 13, 2013
- Atkin W, Dadswell E, Wooldrage K, et al: Computed tomographic colonography versus colonoscopy for investigation of patients with symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer (SIGGAR): A multicentre randomized trial. Lancet February 13, 2013
- Kim et al. CT Colonography versus Colonoscopy for the Detection of Advanced Neoplasia. N Engl J Med 2007; 357:1403-1412. October 4, 2007. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa070543
- Pickhardt PJ et al. CT Colonographic Screening of Patients With a Family History of Colorectal Cancer: Comparison With Adults at Average Risk and Implications for Guidelines. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jan 26:1-7. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.16724