Comparison of three different iodine-based bowel regimens for CT colonography

Delia Campanella, Lia Morra, Silvia Delsanto, Vincenzo Tartaglia, Roberto Asnaghi, Alberto Bert, Emanuele Neri, Daniele Regge

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Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the computed tomographic colonography (CTC) image quality and patient acceptance of three iodine-based faecal tagging bowel preparations in 60 patients undergoing the following regimens: a 2-day regimen of meal-time administration of iodine and phospho-soda (GFPH); a 2-day regimen of mealtime mild laxative, followed by iodine administered 2 h before CTC (SD); and a 2-day regimen of meal-time administration of iodine (GF). Methods: Two independent radiologists assessed tagging quality; quantitative measures included the tagged stool density, and computer-aided detection (CAD) false-positive rate. Results: The GFPH and SD regimens provided better subjective quality than GF (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-358
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Bowel preparation
  • Computer aided detection
  • CT colonography
  • Faecal tagging
  • Quality assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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