Medscape News recently published an article discussing participation in CT colonography and traditional colonoscopy, which references UW Radiologist Dr. Perry Pickhardt.
The Medscape article, “CT Colonography Improves Participation in Cancer Screening,” discusses a paper by researchers at Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The study, published November 15 in The Lancet Oncology, found that participation in colorectal cancer screening is significantly improved with CT colonography compared with traditional colonoscopy. Furthermore, CT colonography has similar diagnostic yield for advanced neoplasia compared to traditional colonoscopy.
“Results from this trial show a significant 55% improvement in screening participation with CT colonography over colonoscopy, which is a crucial component to the overall success of a screening programme,” Dr. Pickhardt was quoted saying in the article, which drew, in part, from his commentary that accompanied the original paper.