Virtual colonoscopy: non-invasive CT scanning technique for screening patients with possible bowel disease

Mundy L, Merlin T
Record ID 32006000574
Authors' results and conclusions: Based on patient preferences for a less invasive mode of colonic investigation, the apparently comparable specificity and sensitivity of the procedure and the availability of computer tomography (CT) technology in Australia, it is likely that virtual colonoscopy will diffuse rapidly into the Australian health system. It is likely that Level II and III-2 evidence would be available for this technology if further searches are conducted.
Authors' recommendations: HealthPACT recommends that this technology be referred to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) for a full health technology assessment.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2003
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
  • Colonography, Computed Tomographic
  • Colonoscopy
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Mass Screening
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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Copyright: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA)
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