5 Reasons Why a Colonoscopy Is Better Than CT Colonography

September 12, 2014 4:40 PM

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5 Reasons Why a Colonoscopy Is Better Than CT Colonography

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Fortunately, it is preventable through proper screening. In a September 10 article published in the Huffington Post, two radiologists, Dr. Joel Bortz and Dr. Joseph Lebovic, argue that CT colonography, or "virtual" colonoscopy, is superior to traditional colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. They contend that the only reason colonoscopy is endorsed as a preferred screening method by organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the American College of Gastroenterology is because of the "lucrative" nature of the procedure.

A review of the medical literature shows why colonoscopy has been considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and why it should be recommended for all patients eligible to undergo the test.

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