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Guidelines for the use of imaging in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

Published September 2010 | ISBN 978 1 84463 0707

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These guidelines have been developed in response to the increasing use of radiology and, in particular, computed tomographic (CT) colonography (or virtual colonoscopy) by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. They have been distilled by the editors from the deliberations of a multidisciplinary team in the light of guidance set out in the international CT Colonography Standards document.

The screening algorithm for patients participating in the NHS BCSP has been widely publicised and the potential role for radiology within it clearly defined. The standards have been devised for BCSP screening teams offering CT colonography to patients with positive faecal occult blood tests (FOBt) who are unable to undergo complete conventional colonoscopy.

The bowel cancer screening IT system (BCSS) will be modified, where necessary, to support the new audit and reporting requirements outlined in this document.


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