Virtual Colonoscopy

A Practical Guide

  • Philippe Lefere
  • Stefaan Gryspeerdt

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Joseph T. Ferrucci
    Pages 1-5
  3. Alan O’Hare, Helen Fenlon
    Pages 7-12
  4. Ayodale S. Odulate, Koenraad J. Mortele
    Pages 13-22
  5. Philippe Lefere, Stefaan Gryspeerdt
    Pages 35-49
  6. David Burling, Stuart Taylor, Steve Halligan
    Pages 51-60
  7. Andrea Laghi, Pasquale Paolantonio
    Pages 61-71
  8. Beth G. McFarland
    Pages 73-85
  9. Ayso H. de Vries, Rogier E. van Gelder, Jaap Stoker
    Pages 117-128
  10. Stefaan Gryspeerdt, Philippe Lefere
    Pages 129-136
  11. Hiroyuki Yoshida
    Pages 137-151
  12. Abraham H. Dachman, Michael Zalis
    Pages 153-159
  13. Thomas Mang, Wolfgang Schima, Andrea Maier, Peter Pokieser
    Pages 161-173
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 193-203

About this book


Virtual colonoscopy, or CT colonography, is a novel and rapidly evolving technique for the detection of tumoral lesions in the colon. It promises to be of great value as a screening tool for both colorectal cancer and its adenomatous precursor. Virtual colonoscopy requires rigorous preparation, colonic distension, and optimization of scanning parameters. Dedicated reading, analysis, and reporting of the data sets are mandatory. With contributions from several leaders in the field, this book addresses all the important issues relating to virtual colonoscopy. There is a particular focus on practical aspects: how to start virtual colonoscopy in your department, the regular preparation, the importance of fecal tagging, how to reduce the preparation, how to obtain optimal colonic distension, and the correct scanning parameters. Imaging characteristics and pitfalls are considered in detail, with an extensive pictorial review of difficult lesions, and the importance of computer-aided diagnosis is discussed. This book will be invaluable to every radiologist seeking information on how to perform the exciting technique of virtual colonoscopy.


CT CT colonography Tumor anatomy cancer colon colorectal cancer computed tomography (CT) computer computer tomography diagnosis imaging pathology screening tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippe Lefere
    • 1
  • Stefaan Gryspeerdt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStedelijk ZiekenhuisRoeselareBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22865-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30904-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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