GASTROENTEROLOGY

Extracolonic Findings

Jun 26, 2020 by in GASTROENTEROLOGY Comments Off on Extracolonic Findings

10.1055/b-0034-91863 Extracolonic Findings During a CT colonographic examination, the entire abdomen and pelvis are scanned. This means that, along with the colon, extracolonic organs and structures are also examined, including…

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Epidemiology of Colorectal Carcinoma

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10.1055/b-0034-91868 Epidemiology of Colorectal Carcinoma More than 300 000 new cases of colorectal cancer are reported annually in the United States and Europe, making it the second most common malignancy…

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Components of the Report

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10.1055/b-0034-91865 Components of the Report A CT colonography report consists of the following components: patient name, names of the referring physician and the radiologist, indication, examination technique, an assessment of…

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Controversies in Documentation

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10.1055/b-0034-91867 Controversies in Documentation C-RADS is a system based on a consensus recommendation that was put forth by an international body of experts in CT colonography. It is still not…

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Diverticular Disease

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10.1055/b-0034-91856 Diverticular Disease In the Western world, diverticular disease is the most common disease of the large bowel, affecting 10%–30% of the population aged 50 years and 30%–60% of 80-year-olds….

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3D Applications

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10.1055/b-0034-91852 3D Applications Apart from 3D virtual endoscopy, various other 3D applications are available to aid evaluation. A distinction is made between “additional 3D projections” and functional 3D applications, known…

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Computer-Assisted Detection of Polyps

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10.1055/b-0034-91854 Computer-Assisted Detection of Polyps Computer-assisted detection (CAD) software is a fairly recent development in CT colonography. CAD software automatically detects and marks certain image content based on predefined morphological…

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Patient Preparation

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10.1055/b-0034-91847 Patient Preparation Just as for colonoscopy, proper bowel cleansing is necessary for CT colonography. As residual intraluminal fluids cannot be removed during the examination, a colon that is as…

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Polyp Measurement

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10.1055/b-0034-91853 Polyp Measurement Criteria for Correct Measurement of Polyps In general, polyps found on CT colonography are divided according to size into small (<6 mm), medium-size (6–9 mm), and large…

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