Care About You: Virtual Colonoscopy Screening

Sep 08, 2015

Virtual Colonoscopy is a CT technique used in detecting cancer and polyps in the colon (large intestine). High-resolution, three-dimensional images of the colon are obtained, allowing the radiologist to evaluate the entire length of the colon. The radiologist also evaluates the surrounding organs for abnormalities. 

Virtual Colonoscopy is just as accurate as conventional colonoscopy for the detection of polyps 10 mm and larger and can identify polyps as small as 3 to 4 mm (less than 1/8 of an inch). This video clip shows a rendering of the colon from a virtual colonoscopy exam. 

Virtual Colonoscopy is a far less invasive alternative to conventional endoscopic colonoscopy.  Using state-of-the-art imaging, radiologists are able to detect polyps without subjecting you to the risks, pain and inconvenience associated with conventional colonoscopy.

If you choose to have this screening exam, please check with your insurance for coverage. 

Category: Radiology Services

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