The indications for CTC closely follow the indications for conventional optical colonoscopy with few exceptions. These indications include screening asymptomatic high- and average-risk patient populations, pre-operative assessment of the colon proximal to an obstructing mass, evaluation of patients with change in bowel habits, surveillance of patients post colorectal cancer surgery, and incomplete or failed colonoscopy. Patients with bleeding diathesis, contraindications to sedation, and frail and elderly patients may also be better suited for CTC than conventional colonoscopy.

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