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World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar 14;19(10):1517-22. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i10.1517.

Quality colonoscopy: a matter of time, technique or technology?

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Veterans Affairs Long Beach Health Care System, University of California Irvine, Long Beach, CA 93109, USA. rlee8@uci.edu

Abstract

Quality colonoscopy is defined by the detection of adenomatous polyps at least 25% of the time in men and 15% of the time in women. Recent studies highlight the importance of key aspects of high quality colonoscopy. These include the amount of time spent examining the mucosa or withdrawal time, the quality of withdrawal technique and new technologies which seek to maximize the detection of colonic neoplasia. This review summarizes the latest evidence regarding the role of time, technique and technology in shaping the quality of colonoscopy.

KEYWORDS:

Adenoma; Colorectal cancer; Colorectal cancer screening; Quality colonoscopy

PMID:
23539562
PMCID:
PMC3602468
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v19.i10.1517
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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