What will future bring to colorectal cancer screening? 1.4 million people get diagnosed with colon cancer or rectal cancer every year. But all colorectal cancer cases are preventable by screening. How to choose the best screening method for colorectal cancer? Leading virtual colonoscopy screening expert discusses CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy)
Colorectal cancer screening future. Trends and best methods for colon cancer screening. advanced imaging will be always a central part of screening patients for colorectal cancer and other cancers. This includes virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography). Virtual colonoscopy / CT colonography will be combined to make the CT exam to go beyond a colon cancer test. CT scanning will be a more holistic sort of health screening exam, the whole body CT exam. When patient presents with cancer symptoms, the prognosis is much worse. It’s best if we can detect cancer before symptoms ever appear, perhaps by the whole body CT exam. CT colonography can evolve into more general screening test for abdominal and even lung cancers. Radiologists will learn how to deal better with incidental findings on screening whole body CT scans.