Will Virtual Colonscopy Detect Colon Cancer or Give It to You?

Julian Nicholas, MD, PhD, a member of the Scripps Clinic Division of Gastroenterology, was interviewed by local and national media regarding his repeated warnings to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about using CT scans for colon cancer screenings. Dr. Nicholas, who was contracted with the FDA, stated the virtual colonoscopy could unnecessarily expose Americans to a risk of radiation that may lead to abdominal cancers.

Media Contact: Regan Olsson

Phone: 858-652-5519

E-mail: olsson.regan@scrippshealth.org

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