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Image processing technologies being tested by Massachusetts General Hospital intend to take the yuck factor out of colorectal cancer screenings.

Supercomputer 'virtual cleanse' aims to ease CT colonography prep


CT colonography, sometimes known as a "virtual colonoscopy," eliminates the need for a camera inserted into the colon, but still requires the patient to undergo laxative preparation to clear the colon. Mass General researcher Hiro Yoshida intends to change that with software post-processing the removes the contents of the colon from the resulting CT images.

Source: Information Week