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Virtual Colonography Mirrors Standard Procedure Sensitivity Rates – IPAC

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The evidence encompassing computed tomographic (CT) colonography adequately supports use of the procedure, according to UK's Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee

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