Virtual Colonoscopy found to be as accurate as traditional optical colonoscopy.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) Imaging Network published results from their National CT colonography Trial that found that the accuracy of CT Colongraphy (virtual CT colonoscopy) was comparable to that of traditional optical colonoscopy for the detection of clinically significant colon polyps. The report was published in the New England Journal of Medicine*in September.
The American Cancer Society has recommended that virtual CT Colonoscopy be included in the list of Recommended Screening tools for Colorectal Cancer in New Screening Guidelines. The ACR has supported this position by the American Cancer Society.
Lexington Diagnostic Center and OPEN MRI was the first in Lexington to perform virtual CT colonoscopy and has been doing so since 2004. *Johnson CD, Chen MH, Toledano AY, et al.: Accuracy of CT colonography for detection of large adenomas and cancers. N Engl J Med 359 (12): 1207-17, 20