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