Prep-free colonoscopy alternative receives results of post-CE approval study — 4 insights

Medical diagnostics company Check-Cap completed its post-CE approval study, receiving "positive" final results concerning C-Scan, a preparation-free colonoscopy alternative.

Researchers studied how the C-Scan system detected precancerous polyps compared to fecal immunochemical testing in 90 patients.

What you should know:

1. FIT had a higher specificity than C-Scan in all patients (96 percent to 82 percent).

2. However, C-Scan had a higher sensitivity with polyps larger than 10 millimeters (76 percent to 29 percent).

3. C-Scan also detected all four patients with polyps that were larger than 40 millimeters, compared to FIT, which only detected one of those patients.

4. C-Scan had a sensitivity of 66 percent in all patients, including those with polyps smaller than 10 millimeters, while FIT had a sensitivity of 23 percent.

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