Hanna Zafar, Penn News, Virtual Colonoscopies

Hanna Zafar, Penn News, Virtual Colonoscopies

Despite the fact that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ceased reimbursements for routine screening CT Scan colonoscopies in 2009, a new study led by LDI Senior Fellow Hanna Zafar finds that during 2007-2008, such "virtual" colonoscopies were used appropriately and may have expanded the population of people screened. Zafar, MD, MHS,is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine.