The Cost-Effectiveness of CT Colonography in Screening for Colorectal Neoplasia

  title={The Cost-Effectiveness of CT Colonography in Screening for Colorectal Neoplasia},
  author={Sandeep Vijan and Inku Hwang and John M Inadomi and Roy K. H. Wong and J. Richard Choi and John J Napierkowski and Jonathan M Koff and Perry J. Pickhardt},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
BACKGROUND:We examined the cost-effectiveness of 2- and 3-dimensional computerized tomography (CT) colonography as a screening test for colorectal neoplasia.METHODS:We created a Markov model of the natural history of colorectal cancer. Effectiveness of screening was based upon the diagnostic accuracy of tests in detecting polyps and cancer.RESULTS:CT colonography every 5 or 10 yr was effective and cost-effective relative to no screening. Optical colonoscopy dominates 2-dimensional CT… CONTINUE READING
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