FDA Supports CT Colonography Screenings for Colon Cancer Prevention
After convening Monday, an FDA advisory panel informally supported the use of CT colonography screenings for colon cancer in asymptomatic patients, calling the method just as good for large polyps as an optical colonoscopy, according to a Med Page Today report.
The Gastroenterology-Urology and the Radiological Devices panels took no formal vote, but the agency’s support will be used in decision making for devices going forward.
Currently, CMS does not cover what it calls virtual colonoscopies since the methods are less sensitive for smaller lesions.
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