Colonoscopy Systems

Colonoscopy systems allow doctors to look at the inside of the colon. News and new technology innovations for colonoscopy systems can be found here.

  • An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at average risk. The recommendation is based in part on data showing rates of colorectal cancer are increasing in young and middle-aged populations.

  • 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:...

Will Disposable Colonoscopy Devices Replace Reusables?
News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019 — A team of Johns Hopkins data researchers is studying the economic and safety implications associated...
Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends
News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019
August 6, 2019 — A new study finds that trends in...
Check-Cap Initiates U.S. Pilot Study of C-Scan for Colorectal Cancer Screening
News | Colonoscopy Systems | April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 — Check-Cap Ltd. has initiated its U.S. pilot study of the C-Scan system for prevention of...
Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage
News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018 — Colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and medical societies are calling on Congress to pass the...
Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3
News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018
September 4, 2018 — Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval...
American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline
News | Colonoscopy Systems | May 30, 2018
May 30, 2018 — An updated American Cancer Society guideline says...
FDA Approves Updated Design for Recalled Pentax Duodenoscope
News | Colonoscopy Systems | February 08, 2018
February 8, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on February 7, 2018, that Pentax Medical’s...
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 cheaper...
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 | Computed Tomography (CT) | 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 is...
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 strongly...
Affordable Care Act, economic disparities, mammography, colonoscopy, cancer screening
News | Radiology 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 of...
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. A...
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 capsule...
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...