1378 NW 124th Street, Suite 100
Clive, IA 50325
Phone: (515) 288-3342

QI Withdrawal Time

Withdrawal Time

Time spent examining the colon; which translates into a better screening exam for the patient with minimal discomfort.

  • Withdrawal time is the marker of the thoroughness of the exam.
  • A minimum withdrawal time of 7 minutes represents a reasonable balance between optimal polyp detection, patient comfort, and practice efficiency.
  • At IEC the exam withdrawal times average 8.67 minutes.
  • This data also demonstrates the physicians’ commitment to quality patient care.