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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2010 Apr;20(2):169-92. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2010.02.007.

Current techniques in the performance, interpretation, and reporting of CT colonography.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room H-1307, Stanford, CA 94305-5105, USA. ppoullos@stanford.edu

Abstract

The technical objective of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) is to acquire high-quality computed tomography images of the cleansed, well-distended colon for polyp detection. In this article the authors provide an overview of the technical components of CTC, from preparation of the patient to acquisition of the imaging data and basic methods of interpretation. In each section, the best evidence for current practices and recommendations is reviewed. Each of the technical components must be optimized to achieve high sensitivity in polyp detection.

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