Rhode Island Medical Imaging

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Virtual Colonoscopy (CTC)

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. If everyone over 50 years of age was regularly screened, as many as 80% of these deaths could be prevented. Unfortunately, many patients avoid regular screenings because of sedation concerns, the invasive nature, or the length of time associated with colonoscopy.

One available option is CT Colonography (CTC), also known as Virtual Colonoscopy. CTC is a screening study comprised of 2D and 3D images of the colon which a radiologist reads to detect polyps or cancer. This technique is less invasive than standard colonoscopy and provides other benefits as well:

  • There are no risks from sedation or anesthesia
  • You do not need a separate driver for after the exam
  • You can immediately resume normal activity after the exam
  • The CT scan for a virtual colonoscopy can be done in as little as 10 minutes
  • There is a decreased risk of bleeding and infection as compared to a regular colonoscopy

CT Colonography Screening Handout

Virtual Colonoscopy Brochure

 

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Latest News & Updates
SNMMI Announces Ones to Watch 2020 & selections include RIMI’s Dr. Dibble
Posted: 03.11.20

SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging) announces annual list of 30 early career professionals selected as “Ones to Watch” in 2020 including RIMI rad Dr. Liz Dibble.

JAMA: Comparison of Abbreviated Breast MRI vs Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Posted: 02.26.20

RIMI rad Dr. Robert C. Ward has co-authored a trial published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This study compares the screening performance of abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in women with dense breasts.