[Diagnostic colon evaluation in patients with suspected colorectal neoplasia or at high risk of colorectal neoplasia - a comparison of double contrast barium enema (DCBE), CT colonography and colonoscopy]

The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre (HTA-centrum)
Record ID 32011001701
Authors' objectives:

Which diagnostic examination method is most reliable for the detection of colorectal neoplasia?

Authors' recomendations: Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) has much lower specificity and sensitivity than both colonoscopy and CT-colonography to detect colorectal polyps and cancer.CT-colonography and colonoscopy are comparable in detecting cancer.CT-colonography has an insufficient sensitivity to detect large polyps.Colonoscopy has much better diagnostic accuracy than CT-colonography in detecting small and medium-sized colorectal polyps
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Barium
  • Colonography, Computed Tomographic
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Contrast Media
Organisation Name: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre
Contact Address: The Regional Health Technology Assessment Centre, Region Vastra Gotaland, HTA-centrum, Roda Straket 8, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45 GOTHENBORG, Sweden
Contact Name: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
Contact Email: hta-centrum@vgregion.se
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