Virtual colonoscopy

  title={Virtual colonoscopy},
  author={Arie E. Kaufman and Sarang Lakare and Kevin Kreeger and Ingmar Bitter},
  volume={292 4},
  pages={432-3; author reply 433}
A computer-graphics-based alternative to conventional optical colonoscopy, known as virtual colonoscopy (VC) or computed tomography colonography (CTC), is rapidly gaining popularity. During this procedure, which was concurrently developed by our group at Stony Brook University [5] and by other researchers [10], the distended colon is imaged by a helical or multislice CT scanner. The acquired abdominal CT scan commonly consists of 350--750 axial images of 512x512 sub-millimeter resolution… CONTINUE READING
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