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July 28, 2004

Virtual Colonoscopy—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(4):431-433. doi:10.1001/jama.292.4.433-a

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.

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