Extracolonic Findings in CT Colonography

Stefaan Gryspeerdt and Philippe LeferE

CONTENTS

10.1 Introduction 129

10.2 Definitions 129

10.3 Frequency and Importance of Extracolonic Findings 130

10.4 Nature of Extracolonic Findings 132

10.5 Does Patient Population Affect Extracolonic Findings 132

10.6 Does the Scanning Technique Influence Extra-Colonic Findings? 132

10.7 False Positive and False Negative Diagnosis 134

10.8 Economical Impact 134

10.9 Impact on Patient Care and Well-Being and Ethical Impact 135

10.10 Conclusion 135 References 135

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