All subjects were evaluated with ACBE on 1 day and then within 2 weeks with computed tomography colonoscopy and conventional colonoscopy.
"Our results show that the quality of ACBE performed by trained radiologic technologists is similar to that performed by radiology residents and attending physicians," said William M.
Reports dating back more than 30 years describe the ability of technologists and physicians assistants to perform a variety of fluoroscopic procedures, including air-contrast barium enemas (ACBEs).
The per-patient sensitivity for detecting lesions at least 1 cm in size regardless of histology was 48% for ACBE, 59% for CTC, and 98% for OC.
The sensitivity for detecting lesions 6-9 mm in size was 35% for ACBE, 51% for CTC, and 99% for OC.
When only adenomas and cancers were considered in the analysis, the sensitivity of ACBE and CTC increased slightly, but overall trends remained the same.
Even film director Alfred Hitchcock refused aCBE
in 1962, although he accepted a knighthood shortly before he died,according to the newspaper.