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Is colonoscopy in the fuse technique any better than the regular one?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Yes: Colonoscopy is the standard method for detecting lesions of the bowel before symptoms develop. Today, forward viewing endoscopes with a 150-170 degree field of view are most common; however, the Fuse technology expands this field of view to 330 degree. A clinical study found that the standard forward-viewing colonoscopes missed 41% of the pre-cancerous lesions and polyps while Fuse missed 7%

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