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Abstract #0049

MR colonography vs. optical colonoscopy: comparison of patient acceptance in a screening population

Kuehle C, Kinner S, Goehde S, Nuefer M, Barkhausen J, Lauenstein T
University Hospital Essen

We compared MR colonography (MRC) in conjunction with fecal tagging to optical colonoscopy (OC) regarding patients` acceptance. 284 asymptomatic patients underwent both modalities within 4 weeks. Acceptance values were determined using a standardized questionnaire. Overall acceptance for MRC and OC failed to prove any statistically significant difference. As for dedicated aspects of the single examinations, bowel cleansing was the most displeasing part for OC. However, the placement of the rectal tube and the administration of an enema were rated most unpleasant for MRC.