Time spent examining the colon; which translates into a better screening exam for the patient with minimal discomfort.
- Withdrawal time is the marker of the thoroughness of the exam.
- A minimum withdrawal time of 7 minutes represents a reasonable balance between optimal polyp detection, patient comfort, and practice efficiency.
- At IEC the exam withdrawal times average 8.67 minutes.
- This data also demonstrates the physicians’ commitment to quality patient care.