Virtual Colonoscopy (VC) for Primary Colorectal Screening
This study involves a primary VC screening for colorectal polyps. The research hypothesis is that VC screening, including surveillance of sub-cm polyps, is a safe and effective approach.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||CT Virtual Colonoscopy for Primary Colorectal Screening|
|Study Start Date:||July 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
In vivo surveillance of 6-9 mm polyps detected at CTC
Other: CTC surveillance
In vivo CTC surveillance of 6-9 mm polyp
The purpose of this study is to use virtual colonoscopy screening to learn more about what happens to small colon polyps (less than 10 mm) over time. From this, we can find out whether it's safer to remove all colon polyps right away or leave the small ones in place and remove only those that grow to 10 mm or more.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00204867
|United States, Wisconsin|
|University of Wisconsin|
|Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792|
|Principal Investigator:||Perry J. Pickhardt, MD||University of Wisconsin, Madison|