Emerging technologies

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Emerging technologies

Magnetic resonance colonography

Several studies indicate that magnetic resonance colonography (MRC) could become an alternative to CTC for imaging the large bowel,[1][2] not having the disadvantage of radiation exposure. At present, access to this investigation is limited by the high cost of MR equipment and competition with other MR-based investigations.

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Video-capsule colonoscopy

Video-capsule endoscopy has become an important tool for investigation of disorders of the small bowel.[3] While there is interest in its potential for imaging the large bowel, the place for video-capsule colonoscopy is still uncertain.[4][5]

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References

  1. Ajaj W, Pelster G, Treichel U, Vogt FM, Debatin JF, Ruehm SG, et al. Dark lumen magnetic resonance colonography: comparison with conventional colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal pathology. Gut 2003 Dec;52(12):1738-43 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14633953.
  2. Wong TY, Lam WW, So NM, Lee JF, Leung KL. Air-inflated magnetic resonance colonography in patients with incomplete conventional colonoscopy: Comparison with intraoperative findings, pathology specimens, and follow-up conventional colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol 2007 Jan;102(1):56-63 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17100979.
  3. Rey JF, Ladas S, Alhassani A, Kuznetsov K, ESGE Guidelines Committee. European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). Video capsule endoscopy: update to guidelines (May 2006). Endoscopy 2006 Oct;38(10):1047-53 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17058174.
  4. Sieg A, Friedrich K, Sieg U. Is PillCam COLON capsule endoscopy ready for colorectal cancer screening? A prospective feasibility study in a community gastroenterology practice. Am J Gastroenterol 2009 Apr;104(4):848-54 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19240710.
  5. Van Gossum A, Munoz-Navas M, Fernandez-Urien I, Carretero C, Gay G, Delvaux M, et al. Capsule endoscopy versus colonoscopy for the detection of polyps and cancer. N Engl J Med 2009 Jul 16;361(3):264-70 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19605831.

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