Motoyasu Osawa
   Department   Kawasaki Medical School  Kawasaki Medical School, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types 総説
Language Japanese
Peer review Non peer reviewed
Title Extracolonic Findings on CT Colonography
Journal Formal name:Clinical Gastroenterology
ISSN code:0911-601X
Domestic / ForeginDomestic
Volume, Issue, Page pp.1387-1392
Author and coauthor Eiji Matsuda, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yoshiki Kimura, Motoyasu Osawa, Katsuyoshi Ito, Ken Haruma
Publication date 2014/08
Summary Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) is a non-invasive method of examining the colon. It is mainly used for colorectal tumor diagnosis. Because the entire abdomen is examined, extracolonic pathologies can also be diagnosed. Some findings can lead to the earlier diagnosis of a clinically significant lesion. Those lesions may result in decreased patient morbidity or mortality. Overall savings in downstream health care costs may also be achieved.