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for people ages 50–75 (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California
study started
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This study is a randomized controlled trial to determine whether i-scan can improve the detection of conventional adenomas and sessile serrated adenomas/polyps.

Official Title

I-scan Versus Standard High-Definition White Light for the Detection of Adenomatous Polyps


This is a randomized controlled trial comparing the use of i-scan (digital surface and contrast enhancement of the mucosa) versus standard high-definition white light for the detection of conventional adenomas and sessile serrated adenomas/polyps. Recent studies have indicated that colonoscopy is more effective in preventing cancer in the left side of the colon than the right side of the colon. The reasons for this difference may be partly biologic, in that a special group of polyps known as sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA) are located primarily proximal to the splenic flexure. Sessile serrated adenomas/polyps share molecular features with a group of cancers that occur primarily in the proximal colon. These molecular features include CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) and microsatellite instability. These lesions are endoscopically subtle in that they are often flat, have the same color as the surrounding mucosa, and are hard to differentiate from normal mucosa. Recent studies have shown that image enhanced endoscopy can highlight the appearance of these lesions. This study will test whether i-scan increases the detection of conventional adenomas and sessile serrated adenomas/polyps in a randomized controlled trial.


Colorectal Adenomatous Polyps Polyps Adenomatous Polyps


You can join if…

Open to people ages 50–75

  • Age 50-75
  • Intact colon and rectum
  • Willing to sign an informed consent form

You CAN'T join if...

  • Subjects less than 50 years of age or greater than 75 years of age
  • Subjects who are in the inpatient unit
  • Subjects with diverticulitis,
  • Subjects with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Subjects with polyposis syndromes
  • Subjects with previous surgical resection of any portion of the colon or rectum
  • Subjects referred for endoscopic resection of previously diagnosed colorectal polyp


  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center accepting new patients
    San Francisco, California, 94115, United States


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of California, San Francisco
Study Type
Last Updated
January 27, 2017
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