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New Ways to Diagnose Colon Cancer

New advances in colonoscopy promise faster and easier screenings.

Looking to the Future continued...

Macari says that in order to avoid dual prep times some medical centers are coordinating the virtual colonoscopy with a gastroenterologist who is standing by.

"In the event the virtual colonoscopy reveals a problem, the gastroenterlogist is right there ready to perform a standard colonoscopy without the need for a second prep," says Macari.

This dual-system screening is currently being performed in a select number of major medical centers nationwide.

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Reviewed on September 04, 2006

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