The impact of CT colonography

This article reviews the diagnostic efficacy of CT colonography for the surveillance of patients with colorectal cancer.  Financially, CT colonography may also be beneficial, compared to colonoscopy and standard CT.

Key Points

• CT colonography compares favourably to colonoscopy/standard CT for colorectal cancer surveillance.
• CT colonography offers single-test luminal, serosal and extra-colonic assessment.
• CT colonography is a potentially cost-saving alternative to standard surveillance protocols.

Article: CT colonography for surveillance of patients with colorectal cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic efficacy

Authors: François Porté, Mallikarjuna Uppara, George Malietzis et al.