Numbers Don't LieGET SCREENED

It’s time to get the facts – and stats – on colon health. Millions of Americans avoid screening without fully understanding how easy a CT Colonography (CTC) exam is, how many major and local insurance providers now cover this test – and how early detection can save lives!

50%

Of people don’t get screened1

37

states + D.C. mandate coverage of screening including CTC

20

Minutes is the average procedure time

90%

Early detection survival rate2

 

Supporting the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

The Roundtable, established by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1997, is a national coalition of: public organizations, private organizations, voluntary organizations, and invited individuals dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in the U.S., through coordinated leadership, strategic planning, and advocacy.

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Bracco Diagnostics is very proud to support the work the Roundtable is doing every day to help save lives through education, outreach and screening!

Stay up to date on all the news surrounding CT Colonography. Click on the links below to see the full articles. LATEST NEWS

Addressing Racial Disparity in Colorectal Cancer Screening With CT Colonography: Experience in an African-American Cohort

Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality are higher in African Americans as compared to non-Hispanic whites, and screening rates are lower in African Americans. We evaluated the African-American cohort (n [ 2490) of the computed tomographic (CT) colonography screening program at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The yield of cancer (0.7%; 18/2490) was higher as compared with a previously published predominantly white CT colonography cohort, and the overall colonographic prevalence of polyps and masses ‡ 10 mm (8.5%) was within the range observed among African Americans undergoing screening optical colonoscopy. The addition of CT colonography to the colorectal cancer screening armamentarium could improve colorectal cancer detection and prevention in African Americans.

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USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations Include CT Colonography

Among the shortest lists ever written is surely “People Looking Forward to Their Next Colonoscopy.” The standard screening for colon cancer involves bowel purging with laxatives as preparation and an intimate probing of some of the body’s most private recesses. Colon cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, yet can be prevented if the precursor polyp is identified in time and removed.

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Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Increases Likelihood of Screening

People with insurance that covers CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening are almost 50 percent more likely to get screened than those whose policies don’t cover the procedure, according to a new Radiology study.
Colorectal cancer kills 50,000 people each year, despite the existence of screening methods that provide early detection and treatment of the disease.

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The individuals who appear are for illustrative purposes only. All persons depicted are models and not real patients.

1American Cancer Society. Key statistics for colorectal cancer. Available here. Last revised January 20, 2016. Accessed January 10, 2017.

2 Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, et al, eds. SEER Cancer Statistics Review (CSR), 1975-2013. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. based on November 2015 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2016. Accessed April 11, 2017.