Medical Community: Testimonials

"However, Kim says, only eight of every 100 people need to be referred for polyp removal in the UW’s experience, which consisted of more than 5,000 screened patients."

"Virtual Colonoscopy — On Its Way to Being a Real Screening Tool?"
By Beth W. Orenstein
Radiology Today
Vol. 9 No. 23 P. 22
November 17, 2008

 

“People have argued both sides of that,” he says, “but a study done at the University of Wisconsin in Madison found that when CTC and optical colonoscopy were both available to patients, meaning that insurance coverage was not a differential barrier, the number of [optical] colonoscopies performed did not significantly change up or down.”

"Virtual Colonoscopy — On Its Way to Being a Real Screening Tool?"
By Beth W. Orenstein
Radiology Today
Vol. 9 No. 23 P. 22
November 17, 2008

"Dr. Darren Schwartz from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison said that while screening endoscopy volumes have remained stable at his tertiary care center, about 70% more patients have been screened for colorectal cancer following implementation of a VC screening program."

"MedCAC panel members question VC's effectiveness"
written by Eric Barnes, AuntMinnie.com staff writer
November 20, 2008

"Echoing Schwarz's remarks, Dr. Brooks Cash, chief of gastroenterology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, said that colorectal cancer screening at his institution has increased by 70% since VC was added as a screening option."

"MedCAC panel members question VC's effectiveness"
written by Eric Barnes, AuntMinnie.com staff writer
November 20, 2008

"A representative from Colon Health Centers of America in Newark, DE, reported that 40% of her firm's patients said they would have opted for no colorectal cancer screening if virtual colonoscopy were not available."

"MedCAC panel members question VC's effectiveness"
written by Eric Barnes, AuntMinnie.com staff writer
November 20, 2008


"I believe that primary 3D interpretation contributed significantly to our excellent results (Pickhardt et al.), and Viatronix is the only workstation able to provide this. Other workstations offer a limited 3D capability, but only for problem-solving of lesions detected on axial images. 3D problem solving is useful, but only for lesions that you identify. 3D evaluation of the entire colon is more sensitive."

"I was skeptical of the value of a primarily 3D based approach to virtual colonoscopy as opposed to the more common approach with primary 2D interpretation with 3D problem solving. But, after reading hundreds of examinations, using first 2D followed by a 3D approach, I can’t tell you how many times I found polyps in 3D as large as 1cm that I had not seen on 2D – some I couldn’t even localize retrospectively!"


Michael L Puckett, M.D
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San Diego Diagnostic Radiology
 


"Viatronix has the finest 3D virtual colonoscopy system in the market today. I should know as I have a total of 3 different workstations for our 16 slice scanner in our clinic. I pick up significantly more polyps on the 3D primary read study than I do examining 1000 supine & prone images in the axial projection. In less than 2 seconds one can switch from 3D viewing to axial viewing -making obsolete the phrase ‘2D viewing is for diagnosis & 3D viewing is for problem solving.’ With Viatronix it is the other way around!"

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