By Abraham H. Dachman
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In our experience, once the patient is changed and escorted to the scanner room the Michael Zalis 49 exam can be completed within 15 minutes. Most of this time is used in the placement of the rectal tube and insufflation of air into the colon. As described briefly above, the image acquisition sequences are relatively short, and there is no required recovery period, per se, following the exam. The result is that most patients can expect to be fully functional immediately after the procedure. Patients should be able to drive and may return to home or work without observation or convalescence.
While compared to other interventions the placement of an IV line may seem trivial, it is important to remember that the majority of individuals for whom screening is recommended are otherwise healthy, and every inconvenience may be construed as a potential contributing factor for poor compliance. While easily tolerated, CTC is not completely pain free for all individuals. Approximately 5% of patients report some degree of bowel cramping with insufflation of the colon. In our experience, this is associated with moderate discomfort at most.
Multidisciplinary collaboration will be necessary for establishing screening and surveillance algorithms that account for important covariables, such as age, risk, and comorbidity. Comparison of the diagnostic performance of CTC to exisiting modalities such as flexible sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and colonoscopy is also needed. In this way, the role of CTC as a part of the imaging armamentarium for colorectal cancer can be determined. 4 How to Perform and Interpret a Virtual Colonoscopic Examination Michael Macari and Abraham H.