CT colonography with decreased purgation: Balancing preparation, performance, and patient acceptance

Shmuel Mahgerefteh, Shifra Fraifeld, Arye Blachar, Jacob Sosna

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Reduction or elimination of catharsis with fecal tagging enhances the tolerability of CT colonography (CTC) and may increase compliance with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations. We systematically reviewed studies that prospectively evaluated performance and patient satisfaction with decreased-purgation CTC and with optical colonoscopy. CONCLUSION. The nine studies reviewed showed moderate-to-good performance for decreased-purgation CTC; however, data are limited, and study design and data presentation are inconsistent. Further study of decreased-purgation CTC and standardization of terminology are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1531-1539
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume193
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bowel preparation
  • CT colonography
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Computer-aided detection
  • Electronic cleansing
  • Fecal tagging
  • Fluid tagging
  • Oral catharsis
  • Stool tagging
  • Virtual colonoscopy

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