Feasibility of Computed Tomography Colonography as a diagnostic procedure in Colon cancer screening in India

Manjunath, K N and Prabhu, G K and Siddalingaswamy, PC (2014) Feasibility of Computed Tomography Colonography as a diagnostic procedure in Colon cancer screening in India. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 15 (13). pp. 5111-5116.

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Abstract

Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC) is a medical imaging technology used in identifying polyps and colon cancer masses in the large intestine. The technique has evolved a great deal since its invention and has become a routine diagnostic procedure in Western countries due to its non invasiveness and ease of use. The objective of our study was to explore the possibility of CTC application in Indian hospitals. This paper gives an overview of the procedure and its commercial viability. The explanation begins with the domain aspects from gastroenterologist perspective, the new way of thinking in polyp classification, the technical components of CTC procedure, and how engineering solutions have helped clinicians in solving the complexities involved in colon diagnosis. The colon cancer statistics in India and the results of single institution study we carried out with retrospective data is explained. By considering the increasing number of patients developing colon malignancies, the practicality of CTC in Indian hospitals is discussed. This paper does not reveal any technical aspects (algorithms) of engineering solutions implemented in CTC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACRIN protocol 6664, adenomas, bowel preparation, Computed tomography colonography, neoplastic
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biomedical
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Computer Science and Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 10:05
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 10:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140376

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