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CT colonography (CTC) is increasingly advocated as an effective initial screening tool for colorectal cancer. Nowadays, policy-makers are increasingly interested in cost-effectiveness issues. A number of studies assessing the cost-effectiveness of CTC have been published to date. The majority of findings indicate that CTC is probably not cost-effective when colonoscopy is available, but this conclusion is sensitive to a number of key parameters. This review discusses the findings of these studies, and considers those factors which most influence final conclusions, notably intervention costs, compliance rates, effectiveness of colonoscopy, and the assumed prevalence and natural history of diminutive advanced polyps.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00330-008-1058-y

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Radiol

Publication Date

11/2008

Volume

18

Pages

2485 - 2497

Keywords

Colonography, Computed Tomographic, Colorectal Neoplasms, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Health Care Costs, Humans, Mass Screening, Tomography, X-Ray Computed