At the 2018 ACR meeting in Washington, D.C., the SCRS delegation (including the Executive Council, Councilors, Alternate Councilors, and Resident/Fellows Section members) joined the ACR in the annual lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill.
Preparation for the Hill visit was on Tuesday May 22, 2018 afternoon, followed by the RADPAC gala held at the Italian Embassy.
Our delegation met with representatives from the offices of all seven SC Congressman and Senators Graham and Scott on Wednesday May 23, 2018.
This year, our efforts included continuing support for H.R. 1298, the CT Colonography (CTC) Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2017. Commonly referred to as “virtual colonoscopy,” studies have proven that CTC is equally as effective and comparable in cost to optical colonoscopy. Inclusion of the minimally invasive CTC as a colorectal cancer screening test under Medicare could increase compliance rates among those eligible for the exam.