Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: Dr Pickhardt and Dr Ferrucci and
colleagues point out that the study by Pickhardt et al1 had
results different from ours. Other large and very recent studies, however,
have also found that CTC had low sensitivity compared with colonoscopy.2,3 These studies used a methodology
similar to ours, and had poor results despite having experienced radiologists.
Thus, the suggestion in several letters that inexperience accounts for our
poor results is speculative.
Cotton PB, Rex D, Vining DJ, Pineau B. Virtual Colonoscopy—Reply. JAMA. 2004;292(4):431-433. doi:10.1001/jama.292.4.433-a