Ultrasound Med Biol 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Biomedical Engineering Program, COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; Post-Graduation Program in Surgical Sciences, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
Currently, colonoscopy is considered the gold standard procedure for diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most common cancer in the United States. However, this technique fails to detect flat adenomas, serrated polyps and advanced adenomas, with miss rates of 34%, 27% and 14%, respectively. These miss rates, more frequent than previously supposed, suggest the need for new CRC screening tools. Read More