The need for colon cleansing with bowel cathartics may be a technique of the past with further development of electronic bowel cleansing software and prep-less fecal tagging protocols. This promises to significantly increase the overall percentage of patients willing to participate in colorectal cancer screening and, therefore, reduce morbidity and ultimately mortality related to colorectal cancer.
Polyp surveillance with CTC may be further refined and some patients ultimately spared from unnecessary polypectomy. Concerns raised regarding radiation dose may be further reduced with continued dose reduction software development.
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