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Virtual Colonoscopy: An Alternative Approach to Examination of the Entire Colon

EXCERPT: Colorectal carcinoma is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States, following lung cancer, with 56,000 deaths reported in 1998 and an estimated over 130,000 new cases per year [21]. Unfortunately the symptoms of colon cancer, such as anemia and change in bowel habits, are neither sensitive nor specific. Diagnosed cancers are often in the later stage of development, resulting in a high mortality incidence. Most colon cancer probably arises from polyps, which can take 5 to 15 years for malignant transformation. Recent studies have shown that screening of colonic polyps can reduce the mortality rate from the cancer...

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