This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions irritable colon, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease
Sponsor Sykehuset Telemark
Start date October 2006
End date December 2014
Trial size 750 participants
Trial identifier NCT00423345, 23504


Registration of patients referred for colon investigation by barium enema, CT colonography and colonoscopy in two hospitals and one radiology centre in Telemark, Norway, for a period of minimum six months. Indications, delay and results of procedure will be recorded.Hypothesis: Choice of procedure for colon investigation is not based solely on clinical indication, but factors like delay, patient preference, lack of knowledge about the the procedures by the referring physician may have a decisive influence. The study will also analyse the correlation between patients symptoms, clinical findings and laboratory results and major pathology findings by colon investigation. Further, delay from patient´s first symptoms to finally diagnosis by colon investigation will also be registered and analysed.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

findings compared across investigation modes
time frame: events by dec 2014

Secondary Outcomes

Delayed diagnosis of CRC
time frame: events by dec 2014

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients referred to colon investigation - Patients must be 18 years or older Exclusion Criteria: - Patients not able to give a written consent

Additional Information

Official title Colon Investigation With Barium Enema, CT Colonography and Colonoscopy: A Prospective Registration of Indications, Delay and Procedure Results.
Principal investigator Stein Dahler, MD
Description see extensive protocol in Norwegian
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Sykehuset Telemark.