While many times before colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) has been proven to be nearly as accurate as an invasive colonoscopy, in CAREforCOLON Trial I we looked specifically at the results in a group of screening patients with a positive result and used home-delivered CCE, rather then conducting the procedure in a practice or clinic.
A patient who agreed to participate went through a standard Home-Delivered Colon Capsule Endoscopy by CorporateHealth and immediately the next day – without the need for additional cleansing – received a colonoscopy at Odense University Hospital in Nyborg. Neither the diagnostic team from CorporateHealth nor the specialists from OUH knew the outcome of the other procedure before both were completed, to avoid any bias.
After comparing the results, the patient was informed of the outcome and had an additional discussion for any follow-up if needed.
Since that trial in 2015 many thousand patients were served in clinical trials and through standard care across Europe. Our most recent work brings us all the way back to home-delivery. But this time by using telehealth instead of visiting nurses.