Current Colorectal Cancer Reports

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 38–43

Quality Criteria for a Good Screening Colonoscopy


DOI: 10.1007/s11888-009-0040-7

Cite this article as:
Dolwani, S. & Ragunath, K. Curr Colorectal Cancer Rep (2010) 6: 38. doi:10.1007/s11888-009-0040-7


Screening for bowel cancer has been shown to reduce mortality from colorectal cancer by up to 15%. Colonoscopy is the key investigation, not only for diagnosis but also for removal of precancerous polyps. Hence, the quality of screening colonoscopy is of paramount importance for a successful screening program. In this article, we discuss the criteria that serve as benchmarks for a good screening colonoscopy, taking into account procedural details, colonoscopist skills, and accreditation.


Colonoscopy Bowel cancer Screening Quality criteria 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nottingham Digestive Diseases Center, National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Unit, Queens Medical Centre CampusNottingham University Hospitals National Health Service TrustNottinghamUK