6 updates in colonoscopy

Here are six recent updates in colonoscopy:

  1. Healthcare technology company Medtronic and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy teamed up to provide colorectal cancer screening technologies in low-income and underserved communities nationwide through the Medtronic Health Equity Assistance Program.
  2. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based North Valley Surgery Center kicked off a colon cancer screening program for women. 
  3. The FDA granted Motus GI market clearance for its second-generation Pure-Vu EVS system. The system is designed to improve the speed of colonoscopy setup and navigation and allow physicians to quickly handle the challenges of a poorly prepared colon. 
  4. The FDA granted 510(k) regulatory clearance to Ambu's aScope, a single-use gastroscope, and aBox 2, a display unit. 
  5. Clinical stage medical diagnostics company Check-Cap received approval from the FDA for its amended investigational device exemption application for C-Scan, a preparation-free colon screening test, allowing for a U.S. pivotal study.
  6. Colorectal cancer screening rates could be improved if health systems include a "primer message" to patients on their patient portals.

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