Colon Cancer

Colon_cancer_CF-H180DILHealth screening prophylactic colonoscopic examination of high-risk patients presenting with signs and symptoms characteristic of colonic carcinoma is standard practice in gastroenterology.

Technological advances continue to improve the sensitivity and specificity of colonoscopic devices. One such advance involves the integration of high-definition resolution and Narrow-Band-Imaging, which identifies neovascular changes associated with colonic neoplastic growths. Such technology promises to improve the detection of carcinoma and pre-carcinogenic polyps.

Clinical studies have been undertaken to quantify the reliability of this forefront technology.