Virtual Colonoscopy

A Practical Guide

  • P. Lefere
  • S. Gryspeerdt

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Richard M. Mendelson
    Pages 1-15
  3. Didier Bielen
    Pages 17-28
  4. Darra Murphy, Alan O'Hare, Helen Fenlon
    Pages 29-35
  5. M. Raquel Oliva, Ayodale S. Odulate, Koenraad J. Mortele
    Pages 38-47
  6. Philippe Lefere, Stefaan Gryspeerdt
    Pages 61-73
  7. David Burling, Stuart Taylor, Steve Halligan
    Pages 75-86
  8. Andrea Laghi
    Pages 87-95
  9. Ayso H. de Vries, Jaap Stoker
    Pages 139-152
  10. Gen Iinuma, Mototaka Miyake, Kaori Uchida, Yasuaki Arai, Yukio Muramatsu, Noriyuki Moriyama
    Pages 153-163
  11. Francesca Turini, Francesca Cerri, Emanuele Neri
    Pages 165-173
  12. H. Yoshida
    Pages 175-189
  13. Abraham H. Dachman, Piotr R. Obara, Michael E. Zalis
    Pages 191-197
  14. T. Mang, P. Pokieser, A. Maier, W. Schima
    Pages 199-217
  15. J. G. Fletcher, Fargol Booya, Luis S. Guimaraes
    Pages 219-239
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 241-253

About this book


Virtual colonoscopy, or CT colonography, is a rapidly evolving technique for the detection of tumoral lesions in the colon. It is now accepted by the American Cancer Society as a valuable screening tool for both colorectal cancer and its adenomatous precursor. Virtual colonoscopy requires state-of-the-art technique with rigorous preparation, colonic distension, and optimization of scanning parameters. Dedicated reading, analysis, and reporting of the data sets are mandatory. With contributions from a number of 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; the importance of computer-aided diagnosis is also discussed. In this second edition the text has been updated with the latest study results and developments in technology and new illustrations have been included. This book will be invaluable to every radiologist seeking information on how to perform the exciting technique of virtual colonoscopy.


CT colonography Tumor colon colonic polyps colorectal cancer computed tomography (CT) computer tomography diagnosis screening virtual colonoscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Lefere
    • 1
  • S. Gryspeerdt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStedelijk Ziekenhuis RoeselareRoeselareBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79879-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79886-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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