Effectiveness and efficiency of CT-colonography compared to conventional colonoscopy for the early detection and diagnosis of colorectal cancer

Heidi Stürzlinger, Dieter Genser, Cora Hiebinger & Friederike Windisch
Health political background Colorectal cancer (CC) is the second most common cancer and cause of cancer death for both men and women in Germany. Various methods for early detection of CC exist, including conventional coloscopy which is reimbursed within the scope of cancer screening, as well as computertomography-coloscopy (CTC) which is currently not reimbursed. Scientific background CTC is a mere diagnostic procedure which has a lower risk of perforation than conventional coloscopy. However, as it...