New material could make it easier to remove colon polyps
More than 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the United States every year, and in at least 20 percent of those, gastroenterologists end up removing precancerous growths from the colon. Eliminating these early-stage lesions, known as polyps, is the best way to prevent colon cancer from developing. To reduce the risk of tearing the colon during this procedure, doctors often ...Read More »
Fujifilm offerings at Digestive Disease Week 2019
Fujifilm will showcase its portfolio of endoscopic imaging, minimally invasive surgical endoscopy, enterprise imaging, and hepatology surveillance solutions at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019 from May 19-21 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Fujifilm products will also be included in more than a dozen educational and training opportunities during the conference. In booth No. 4823 at DDW 2019, Fujifilm will showcase the following endoscope solutions for ...Read More »
Is an anesthesiologist needed for routine colonoscopies? Maybe not.
For many Americans, the prospect of a colonoscopy is unnerving and patients often find comfort knowing sedation will make the procedure as simple as a brief nap. Around the world, however, up to 80 percent of routine colonoscopies are done without any sedation at all. So, is an anesthesiologist really necessary in the U.S. for healthy people? One may be ...Read More »
American Cancer Society updates colorectal cancer screening guideline
An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at average risk, based in part on data showing rates of colorectal cancer are increasing in young and middle-aged populations. The new recommended starting age is based on colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence rates, results from microsimulation modeling that demonstrate a favorable benefit-to-burden balance of screening ...Read More »