Colonoscopy Systems

  • Final United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) colorectal cancer screening recommendations assigned an “A” grade to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in those ages 50-75 years and provided a list of recognized screening exams.

  • The National Medical Association has joined colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and the American College of Radiology (ACR) in calling on Congress to pass the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act (H.R. 4632). Introduced in the House by Reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Danny Davis...

  • The American College of Radiology (ACR) spoke out against the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) exclusion of computed tomography (CT) colonography from its most recent list of recommended exams for colorectal cancer screening, saying the decision could be a significant blow to...

  • ACR Says New York Times Article Misleads the Public

    The American College of Radiology (ACR) strongly urges Americans ages 50-and-older, particularly those with a family history of colorectal cancer, not to delay or forego recommended screening due to concerns raised by a June 1, New York Times article titled, “The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill:...

  • Normal colon with CT scan

     In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) halted reimbursement for so-called “virtual colonoscopy” for routine colon-cancer screening in asymptomatic patients, in part due to concerns over how this procedure, computed tomography colonography (CTC), was being used in the...

Infrared Colitis Screening Blood Test Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy
News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 31, 2017

August 31, 2017 — A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a...

Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Increases Likelihood of Screening
News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — People with insurance policies that cover...

CT colonography (CTC) allows visualization of the entire colon in one image

CT colonography (CTC) allows visualization of the entire colon in one image. Photo courtesy of Judy Yee, M.D.

Feature | Imaging | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Technology | Colonoscopy Systems | March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the launch of its PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator. This device...

CT colonography, patient and provider groups, Congress, screening, H.R. 1298
News | Colonoscopy Systems | March 02, 2017

March 2, 2017 — Major colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and medical societies have released a statement...

Affordable Care Act, economic disparities, mammography, colonoscopy, cancer screening
News | Business | February 08, 2017

February 8, 2017 — Out-of-pocket expenditures are thought to be a significant barrier to receiving cancer preventive...

Check-Cap, C-Scan system, colorectal cancer screening, clinical trial, CE Mark
News | Colonoscopy Systems | January 31, 2017

January 31, 2017 — Check-Cap Ltd. recently announced the enrollment of the first patient in its multi-center study...

News | Colonoscopy Systems | January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 — Researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel...

Given, Pillcamp, colonoscopy, Angiodysplasias, capsule Endoscopy, LVAD interference

The Given Imaging PillCam Colon system is an example of a capsule endoscopy device the patient swallows to image the gastrointestinal track.

Feature | Endoscopes | January 03, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

The capsule endoscopy systems offer a hands-free and highly accurate imaging modality for healthcare practitioners....

Check-Cap, colorectal cancer screening capsule, ACG, UEGW, clinical data, colorectal cancer screening
News | Colonoscopy Systems | October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 — Check-Cap Ltd. announced additional clinical data was recently presented on its ingestible...

virtual colonoscopy, ACR, Medicare coverage, colorectal cancer screening, CRC
News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 — Colorectal cancer patient advocacy groups, the American College of Radiology (ACR) and associated...

CDC study, colorectal cancer screening goals, Djenaba Joseph
News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016 — U.S. government agencies and their colorectal cancer prevention have set a goal that at least 80...

iCAD, USPSTF, colorectal cancer screening recommendations, VeraLook computer-aided detection software
News | Computer-Aided Detection Software | June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016 — iCAD announced its support for the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations...

USPSTF, colorectal cancer screening, CT, virtual colonoscopy, final recommendations
News | Colonoscopy Systems | June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 — Final United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) colorectal cancer screening...

Check-Cap capsule system, colon screening, colorectal cancer
News | Colonoscopy Systems | May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 — Check-Cap Ltd. announced that preliminary data from pre-clinical and clinical studies of its...

Avantis Medical Systems, Third Eye Panoramic colonoscopy device, endoscopes, FDA, resposable

From left to right: (1) Panoramic device’s left-viewing camera, (2) Colonoscope’s forward-viewing camera, (3) Panoramic device’s right-viewing camera. The adenoma seen in this image was hidden from the colonoscope’s view but was detected with the Third Eye Panoramic.

Technology | Colonoscopy Systems | May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016 — Avantis Medical Systems Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food...

virtual colonoscopy, CT colonography, advocacy groups, Congress, Medicare coverage
News | Colonoscopy Systems | March 04, 2016

March 4, 2016 — The National Medical Association has joined colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and the American...

colorectal cancer screening, Canadian guideline, colonoscopy, FOBT, flexible sigmoidoscopy, CMAJ
News | Colonoscopy Systems | March 04, 2016

March 4, 2016 — A new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends screening for...

News | Endoscopes | January 05, 2016

January 5, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a new Safety Communication titled, "Fujifilm...

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