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Sensitivity and specificity of CT colonography for the detection of colonic neoplasia after positive faecal occult blood testing: systematic review and meta-analysis.

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OBJECTIVE: CT colonography (CTC) is recommended after positive faecal occult blood testing (FOBt) when colonoscopy is incomplete or infeasible. We aimed to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of CTC for colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps following positive FOBt via systematic review. METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED and Cochrane Library databases were searched for CTC studies reporting sensitivity and specificity for colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps. Included subjects had...

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10.1007/s00330-014-3106-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
Journal:
European radiology
Volume:
24
Issue:
5
Pages:
1049-1058
Publication date:
2014-05-05
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EISSN:
1432-1084
ISSN:
0938-7994
URN:
uuid:99367a82-5e56-40fd-a07f-a56a4a2894e9
Source identifiers:
449705
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pubs:449705

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