CT colonography to screen for colorectal cancer and aortic aneurysm in the Medicare population: cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Pickhardt2009CTCT,
  title={CT colonography to screen for colorectal cancer and aortic aneurysm in the Medicare population: cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Perry J. Pickhardt and Cesare Hassan and Andrea Laghi and David Hakbum Kim},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2009},
  volume={192 5},
  pages={1332-40}
}
OBJECTIVE CT colonography (CTC) is a recommended test for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening according to the updated 2008 American Cancer Society guidelines. CTC can also accurately detect abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This collaborative gastroenterology-radiology project evaluated the cost-effectiveness and clinical efficacy of CTC in the Medicare population. MATERIALS AND METHODS A computerized Markov model simulated the development of CRC and AAA in a hypothetical cohort of 100,000 U.S… CONTINUE READING

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