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Authors Philip AK, Lubner MG, Harms B
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Journal Surg. Clin. North Am. Volume: 91 Issue: 1 Pages: 127-39
Publish Date 2011 Feb
PubMed ID 21184904

This article provides basic information about computed tomographic colonography (CTC) and reviews the preparation, methods, and tools required for the procedure. The clinical uses for CTC (screening/diagnosis of colon cancer and colonic obstruction) are outlined, and its accuracy and validity are compared with other diagnostic methods. A summary of the benefits and risks of the test are presented and the current practicalities for implementation are addressed. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System