University of Wisconsin–Madison

CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy)

The University of Wisconsin has the world’s most extensive clinical and research experience in CT colonography (CTC, also known as virtual colonoscopy). Under the leadership of Drs. Perry J Pickhardt MD and David Kim MD, this program has performed over 10,000 cases, and has produced more than 200 related scientific publications (including two landmark NEJM articles), a reference textbook, and over $5 M in NIH grants. The CTC program has been featured in a wide array of news sources including The Today Show, The McNeil-Lehrer NewsHour (PBS), Big Ten Network, CBS/NBC/ABC evening news, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others. The UW CTC program even garnered a spot on Saturday Night Live! Drs. Pickhardt and Kim continue to work towards Medicare and national third-party coverage for CTC screening.