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CT colonography’s proven clinical worth now invites reimbursement

September 19, 2008 CT colonography’s proven clinical worth now invites reimbursement H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What radiologists gleefully celebrated almost a year ago has been officially validated for the entire medical community by The New England Journal of Medicine: CT colonography is an accurate alternative to colonoscopy to detect suspicious polyps and is primed for colorectal cancer screening. Virtual colonoscopy proponents say CTC is also ready for reimbursement. The American College of Radiology Imaging Network's National CT Colonography Trial (ACRIN 6664) was the largest multicenter prospective study comparing CT colonography with the gold standard colonoscopy. Principal investigator Dr. C. Daniel Johnson and colleagues at 15 institutions nationwide enrolled 2600 asymptomatic subjects aged 50 or older.

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