Monday, April 20, 2009

Virtual colonoscopy and Medicare

The LA Times has an article about the new debate over virtual colonoscopies. With the Obama administration promising to make spending for Medicare more efficient, this debate arises. Colonscopies can be done in the traditional method or through a new virtual procedure, which often costs less. The government is now debating whether this procedure should be covered. Read the article here.

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Medical Information said...

A study states that virtual colonoscopy can be a satisfactory diagnostic option to conventional colonoscopy, but only in some patients and not all. It includes X-rays and computers to created three dimensional imaging of the colon. But it is not suitable for those patients with IBS or irritable bowel disease or those people with a past of flat lesions. So one has to be careful while going for this. For more details on it, refer Virtual colonoscopy