CTC: Why We Do It

Joseph T. Ferrucci 1

1 Starting CT Colonography in Your Department

Alan O'Hare and Helen Fenlon 7

2 The Eligible Patient: Indications and Contraindications

Ayodale S. Odulate and Koenraad J. Mortele 13

3 Patient Preparation for CT Colonography

Judy Yee 23

4 The Alternative: Faecal Tagging

Philippe Lefere and Stefaan Gryspeerdt 35

5 How to Get the Colon Distended?

David Burling, Stuart Taylor, and Steve Halligan 51

6 The Right Scanner Parameters to Use

Andrea Laghi and Pasquale Paolantonio 61

7 How to Interpret the Data Sets?

Beth G. McFarland 73

8 How to Avoid Pitfalls in Imaging. Causes and Solutions to Overcome False Negatives and False Positives

Stefaan Gryspeerdt and Philippe Lefere 87

9 3D Imaging: Invaluable for the Correct Diagnosis?

Ayso H. de Vries, Rogier E. van Gelder , and Jaap Stoker 117

10 Extracolonic Findings in CT Colonography

Stefaan Gryspeerdt and Philippe Lefere 129

11 The Future: Computer-Aided Detection

Hiroyuki Yoshida 137

12 Quality and Consistency in Reporting CT Colonography

Abraham H. Dachman and Michael Zalis 153

13 Virtual Colonoscopy Beyond Polyp Detection?

Thomas Mang, Wolfgang Schima, Andrea Maier, and Peter Pokieser 161

14 Pictorial Overview of Normal Anatomy, Mimics of Disease, and Neoplasia at CT Colonography

Joel G. Fletcher and Fargol Booya 175

Subject Index 193

List of Contributors 199

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