Researchers testing laxative-free colon scan

May 15, 2012

New findings suggest CT colonography is almost as good at identifying certain polyps as a traditional colonoscopy.

Doctors tested a CT colonography without asking patients to take a laxative. Instead people were told to reduce their fiber intake.

Scientists say the results of their study in the Annals of Internal Medicine open the door to a more patient-friendly screening.

But this virtual procedure is not ready for primetime just yet.

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