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CT Colonography as Accurate as Standard Colonoscopy in Seniors

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Computerized tomographic colonography (CTC), or virtual colonoscopy, is just as accurate as standard colonoscopies in detecting cancer and precancerous polyps in people aged 65 years and older, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.

CTC is less invasive than standard colonoscopies and patients do not require sedation, making CTC a more acceptable option for many people who may be avoiding standard colonoscopies out of preference or because of other medical issues.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that regular colorectal screening of people over the age of 50 years could prevent up to 30,000 colorectal cancer deaths each year.

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