If something suspicious is detected with a CTC, a second optical colonoscopy must be performed.
What does OC stand for?
OC stands for Optical Colonoscopy
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We have 64 other meanings of OC in our Acronym Attic
- Operational Control
- Operations Controller
- Operations Coordinator
- Operator Centralization
- Operator Console
- Opere Citato (Latin: In the Work Cited)
- Opposing Counsel (legal notation)
- Optical Carrier
- Optical Center
- Optical Channel
Samples in periodicals archive:
At present only optical colonoscopy offers this possibility, as the polyp can be removed during the examination.
The researchers compared the sensitivity and specificity of CT colonography in polyp detection with those of optical colonoscopy, the reference standard.
Of course, it can't remove polyps, so you still need optical colonoscopy for therapy," he says.
On the downside, should a suspicious growth be detected with CT scanning, patients must then undergo an optical colonoscopy and biopsy.
This would help immeasurably in the fight against one of the biggest killers in the industrial world as it enables doctors to see the colon in three dimensions for the first time and would spare patients the discomfort of barium enemas or optical colonoscopy.
If given the choice, slightly more than 50% would select a virtual colonoscopy procedure for detecting colon cancer over the traditional optical colonoscopy.