Virtual colonoscopy and teleradiology bring colorectal cancer screening to patients

October 21, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Computed tomography colonography (CTC) — otherwise known as virtual colonoscopy — is feasible in remote health centers where optimal colonoscopy is limited, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The study was performed at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital in Fort Defiance, AZ, and Tuba City Regional Health Care Center in Tuba City, AZ, both of which are rural medical centers serving Native American, mainly Navajo, populations. After brief on-site instruction, including performing a CTC examination on a volunteer to train the CT technologists, both sites began performing CTC.

For more information: Virtual Colonoscopy and Teleradiology Bring Colorectal Cancer Screening to Patients in Rural Areas