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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333541/extracolonic-findings-at-screening-ct-colonography-prevalence-benefits-challenges-and-opportunities
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B Dustin Pooler, David H Kim, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: Extracolonic findings at screening CT colonography (CTC) represent imaging findings incidentally detected outside the colon and rectum. Confusion regarding rates reported in the literature fuels controversy over the relative benefits versus harms of extracolonic findings. CONCLUSION: From an evidence-based approach, this article reviews the prevalence and benefits of and challenges raised by extracolonic findings, as well as opportunities to further leverage the effect of screening CTC...
March 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281908/increasing-navigation-speed-at-endoluminal-ct-colonography-reduces-colonic-visualization-and-polyp-identification
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Andrew A Plumb, Peter Phillips, Graeme Spence, Susan Mallett, Stuart A Taylor, Steve Halligan, Thomas Fanshawe
Purpose To investigate the effect of increasing navigation speed on the visual search and decision making during polyp identification for computed tomography (CT) colonography Materials and Methods Institutional review board permission was obtained to use deidentified CT colonography data for this prospective reader study. After obtaining informed consent from the readers, 12 CT colonography fly-through examinations that depicted eight polyps were presented at four different fixed navigation speeds to 23 radiologists...
March 10, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270290/application-of-low-tube-voltage-70-kv-and-advanced-modeled-iterative-reconstruction-in-the-third-generation-dual-source-ct-to-ct-colonography
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Jingjuan Liu, Weidong Pan, Huadan Xue, Bin Li, Xuan Wang, Hao Sun, Yun Wang, Wei Liu, Zhengyu Jin
Objective To explore the feasibility of reducing radiation dose of CT colonography (CTC) while preserving image quality using the third-generation dual-source CT at 70 kV tube voltage with advanced modeled iterative reconstruction (ADMIRE). Methods This prospective study consecutively included 53 patients. All patients underwent CTC at 120 kV in supine position with filtered back projection reconstruction and at 70 kV in prone position with ADMIRE with the same scan range. Radiation dose and image quality were compared between these two protocols...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256902/the-role-of-colonoscopy-and-ct-colonography-in-patients-presenting-with-symptoms-of-constipation
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Kumaran Ratnasingham, Tammy Lo, Karim Jamal, Lavanya Varatharajan, Yasmin Tabbakh, Hussein Kaderbhai, Nicholas J West
OBJECTIVES: There is controversy whether constipation as a primary presenting complaint is an indication for diagnostic colonoscopy. Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) is a less invasive and more acceptable alternative. We compared the completion and sensitivity of colonoscopy with CTC in patients who presented with the primary symptom of constipation. METHOD: A retrospective study was conducted which examined the first 100 colonoscopies and 100 CTCs carried out for the primary symptom of constipation from June 2012 to December 2013...
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130651/screening-and-surveillance-of-colorectal-cancer-using-ct-colonography
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REVIEW
Manoj Kumar, Brooks D Cash
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer among throughout the world with the highest rates in developed countries such as the USA. There is ample evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of colorectal cancer screening and, largely thanks to screening initiatives and insurance coverage, epidemiologic analyses show a steady decline in both CRC incidence and mortality rates over the last several decades. However, screening rates for CRC in the US remain low and approximately 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 50 and 75 years has not undergone any form of CRC screening, highlighting the need for additional accurate, minimally invasive, and acceptable screening options...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125177/ct-colonography-in-the-detection-of-colorectal-cancer-in-ireland-economical-considerations-and-the-potential-for-centralisation-of-service-provision
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EDITORIAL
W Torregianni, J Power, J Feeney
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October 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008722/evaluating-distribution-of-the-left-branch-of-the-middle-colic-artery-and-the-left-colic-artery-by-ct-angiography-and-colonography-to-classify-blood-supply-to-the-splenic-flexure
#7
Asako Fukuoka, Takahiro Sasaki, Satoshi Tsukikawa, Nobuyoshi Miyajima, Takehito Ostubo
INTRODUCTION: CT angiography has gained widespread acceptance for preoperative evaluation of blood supply in patients with colorectal cancer. However, there have been few reports that pertain to the splenic flexure, for which surgery is technically difficult. We used preoperative CT angiography and CT colonography to evaluate blood supply to the splenic flexure. METHODS: We defined the splenic flexure as the junction of the distal third of the transverse colon and the proximal third of the descending colon...
December 22, 2016: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936413/interactive-registration-between-supine-and-prone-scans-in-computed-tomography-colonography-using-band-height-images
#8
Youngchan Song, Hyunna Lee, Ho Chul Kang, Juneseuk Shin, Gil-Sun Hong, Seong Ho Park, Jeongjin Lee, Yeong-Gil Shin
In computed tomographic colonography (CTC), a patient is commonly scanned twice including supine and prone scans to improve the sensitivity of polyp detection. Typically, a radiologist must manually match the corresponding areas in the supine and prone CT scans, which is a difficult and time-consuming task, even for experienced scan readers. In this paper, we propose a method of supine-prone registration utilizing band-height images, which are directly constructed from the CT scans using a ray-casting algorithm containing neighboring shape information...
December 1, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918709/spectral-photon-counting-ct-initial-experience-with-dual-contrast-agent-k-edge-colonography
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Daniela Muenzel, Daniel Bar-Ness, Ewald Roessl, Ira Blevis, Matthias Bartels, Alexander A Fingerle, Stefan Ruschke, Philippe Coulon, Heiner Daerr, Felix K Kopp, Bernhard Brendel, Axel Thran, Michal Rokni, Julia Herzen, Loic Boussel, Franz Pfeiffer, Roland Proksa, Ernst J Rummeny, Philippe Douek, Peter B Noël
Purpose To investigate the feasibility of using spectral photon-counting computed tomography (CT) to differentiate between gadolinium-based and nonionic iodine-based contrast material in a colon phantom by using the characteristic k edge of gadolinium. Materials and Methods A custom-made colon phantom was filled with nonionic iodine-based contrast material, and a gadolinium-filled capsule representing a contrast material-enhanced polyp was positioned on the colon wall. The colon phantom was scanned with a preclinical spectral photon-counting CT system to obtain spectral and conventional data...
December 2, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895427/irritable-bowel-syndrome-evaluation-using-computed-tomography-colonography
#10
Hideki Ohgo, Hiroyuki Imaeda, Minoru Yamaoka, Kazuaki Yoneno, Naoki Hosoe, Takeshi Mizukami, Hidetomo Nakamoto
AIM: To evaluate the morphology of the colon in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by using computed tomography colonography (CTC). METHODS: Twelve patients with diarrhea type IBS (IBS-D), 13 patients with constipation type IBS (IBS-C), 12 patients with functional constipation (FC) and 14 control patients underwent colonoscopy following CTC. The lengths of the rectosigmoid colon, transverse colon and the total colon were measured. The diameters of the rectum, sigmoid colon, descending colon, transverse colon, and ascending colon were measured...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893377/high-performance-cad-ctc-scheme-using-shape-index-multiscale-enhancement-filters-and-radiomic-features
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Yacheng Ren, Jingchen Ma, Junfeng Xiong, Lin Lu, Jun Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems for computed tomography colonography (CTC) can automatically detect colorectal polyps. The main problem of currently developed CAD-CTC systems is the numerous false positives (FPs) caused by the existence of complicated colon structures (e.g., haustral fold, residual fecal material, inflation tube, and ileocecal valve). This study proposes a CAD-CTC scheme using shape index, multiscale enhancement filters, and radiomic features to address the FP issue...
November 22, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882202/computed-tomography-colonography-phantom-construction-validation-and-literature-review
#12
Lukas Lambert, Alena Lambertova, Jan Danes, Gabriela Grusova
BACKGROUND: Several dedicated computed tomography (CT) colonography phantoms have been described previously. OBJECTIVES: To compare their pros and cons and describe the construction of a dedicated phantom that can be easily manufactured. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We found 15 different phantom designs by literature search and compared their advantages and disadvantages based on their description and images. We tested various materials for density and mechanical properties and constructed a phantom from polypropylene pipes (30 mm and 50 mm in diameter, 52 cm in length)...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864601/predictors-of-primary-care-provider-adoption-of-ct-colonography-for-colorectal-cancer-screening
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Jennifer M Weiss, David H Kim, Maureen A Smith, Aaron Potvien, Jessica R Schumacher, Ronald E Gangnon, B Dustin Pooler, Patrick R Pfau, Perry J Pickhardt
PURPOSE: To examine factors influencing primary care provider (PCP) adoption of CT colonography (CTC) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study linking electronic health record (EHR) data with PCP survey data. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they were not up-to-date with CRC screening and if they had CTC insurance coverage in the year prior to survey administration. PCPs were included if they had at least one eligible patient in their panel and completed the survey (final sample N = 95 PCPs; N = 6245 patients)...
November 19, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854032/haustral-loop-extraction-for-ct-colonography-using-geodesics
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Yongkai Liu, Chaijie Duan, Jerome Liang, Jing Hu, Hongbing Lu, Mingyue Luo
PURPOSE: The human colon has complex geometric structures because of its haustral folds, which are thin flat protrusions on the colon wall. The haustral loop is the curve (approximately triangular in shape) that encircles the highly convex region of the haustral fold, and is regarded as the natural landmark of the colon, intersecting the longitude of the colon in the middle. Haustral loop extraction can assist in reducing the structural complexity of the colon, and the loops can also serve as anatomic markers for computed tomographic colonography (CTC)...
March 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814436/national-survey-of-ct-colonography-practice-in-ireland
#15
A E Smyth, C F Healy, E A Aherne, P MacMathuna, M M Morrin, H M Fenlon
CT Colonography was first introduced to Ireland in 1999. Our aim of this study is to review current CT Colonography practices in the Republic of Ireland. A questionnaire on CT Colonography practice was sent to all non-maternity adult radiology departments in the Republic of Ireland with a CT scanner. The results are interpreted in the context of the recommendations on CT Colonography quality standards as published by the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) consensus statement in the journal of European Radiology in 2013...
June 10, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783161/consequences-of-ct-colonography-in-stenosing-colorectal-cancer
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J F Huisman, L W Leicher, E de Boer, H L van Westreenen, J W de Groot, F A Holman, P C van de Meeberg, Pejm Sallevelt, Kcmj Peeters, Mnjm Wasser, Hfa Vasen, W H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel
BACKGROUND: In patients with stenosing colorectal cancer (CRC), visualization of the entire colon prior to surgery is recommended to exclude synchronous tumors. Therefore, most centers combine computed tomographic colonography (CTC) with staging CT. The aims of this study were to evaluate the yield and clinical implications of CTC. METHODS: In this multicenter retrospective study, patients with stenosing CRC that underwent CTC and subsequent surgery between April 2013 and November 2015 were included...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779195/accuracy-of-ct-colonography-for-detection-of-polypoid-and-nonpolypoid-neoplasia-by-gastroenterologists-and-radiologists-a-nationwide-multicenter-study-in-japan
#17
Koichi Nagata, Shungo Endo, Tetsuro Honda, Takaaki Yasuda, Michiaki Hirayama, Sho Takahashi, Takashi Kato, Shoichi Horita, Ken Furuya, Kenji Kasai, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yoshiki Kimura, Kenichi Utano, Hideharu Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kato, Rieko Yamada, Junta Yamamichi, Takeshi Shimamoto, Yasuji Ryu, Osamu Matsui, Hitoshi Kondo, Ayako Doi, Taro Abe, Hiro-O Yamano, Ken Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Hanai, Yukihisa Saida, Katsuyuki Fukuda, Janne Näppi, Hiroyuki Yoshida
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess prospectively the diagnostic accuracy of computer-assisted computed tomographic colonography (CTC) in the detection of polypoid (pedunculated or sessile) and nonpolypoid neoplasms and compare the accuracy between gastroenterologists and radiologists. METHODS: This nationwide multicenter prospective controlled trial recruited 1,257 participants with average or high risk of colorectal cancer at 14 Japanese institutions...
January 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718049/diagnosis-of-early-colorectal-cancer-invasion-depth-by-quantitative-evaluation-of-the-basal-indentation-in-ct-colonography
#18
Mitsutoshi Miyasaka, Daisuke Tsurumaru, Yusuke Nishimuta, Yoshiki Asayama, Satoshi Kawanami, Eiji Oki, Minako Hirahashi, Hiroshi Honda
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of diagnosing the invasion depth of early colorectal cancer (CRC) by quantitatively evaluating the basal indentation (BI)-i.e., the intestinal lateral deformity-in CT colonography (CTC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 34 early CRCs (13 Tis CRCs and 21 T1 CRCs) in 32 patients who underwent a preoperative CTC were retrospectively examined. Two radiologists calculated the depth of the BI on a computed tomographic air-contrast enema (CT enema) image, the depth of the BI due to the geometric function (BI-G) on a cross-sectional multiplanar reconstruction (CS-MPR) image, and the ratio of the BI to the BI-G (i...
December 2016: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649702/colorectal-cancer-screening-patient-education-materials-how-effective-is-online-health-information
#19
Elizabeth Sheena John, Ann M John, David R Hansberry, Prashant J Thomas, Prateek Agarwal, Christopher Deitch, Sita Chokhavatia
PURPOSE: Patients screened for colorectal cancer (CRC) frequently turn to the Internet to improve their understanding of tests used for detection, including colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood test (FOBT), and CT colonography. It was of interest to determine the quality and readability levels of online health information. METHODS: The screening tools were googled, and the top 20 results of each test were analyzed for readability, accessibility, usability, and reliability...
December 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609830/subclonal-diversity-arises-early-even-in-small-colorectal-tumours-and-contributes-to-differential-growth-fates
#20
Chelsie K Sievers, Luli S Zou, Perry J Pickhardt, Kristina A Matkowskyj, Dawn M Albrecht, Linda Clipson, Jeffery W Bacher, B Dustin Pooler, Fouad J Moawad, Brooks D Cash, Mark Reichelderfer, Tien N Vo, Michael A Newton, Bret R Larget, Richard B Halberg
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: The goal of the study was to determine whether the mutational profile of early colorectal polyps correlated with growth behaviour. The growth of small polyps (6-9 mm) that were first identified during routine screening of patients was monitored over time by interval imaging with CT colonography. Mutations in these lesions with known growth rates were identified by targeted next-generation sequencing. The timing of mutational events was estimated using computer modelling and statistical inference considering several parameters including allele frequency and fitness...
September 8, 2016: Gut
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