At Cary Gastroenterology, we strive to provide the highest quality colon cancer screening, and to maintain transparency regarding our performance. We track multiple endoscopic quality measures for all screening colonoscopies.
Adenoma Detection Rate
The Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) is the most important quality standard for screening colonoscopies. It is a calculation of the percentage of screening colonoscopies during which a pre-cancerous polyp (adenoma) is found. In other words, if a physician performs 10 screening colonoscopies, and finds an adenoma in 3 patients, his/her ADR is 30%. The current national benchmark ADR is 30% for male patients and 20% for female patients. Gastroenterologists are held to this minimum standard. Multiple studies have shown that physicians with higher ADRs prevent more cancers. The physicians at Cary Gastroenterology continually exceed the national standard.