With a Virtual Colonoscopy, also known as a CT Colonography, prevention has never been easier.
Although it is 90% preventable, colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in America. Colon cancer progresses very slowly, which means that the survival/cure rate can be as high as 90%, if the cancer is detected early. Unfortunately, less than half of the US population has ever had a screening for colon cancer.
Virtual Colonoscopies are safe, effective screening methods approved by the American Cancer Society. These procedures are used to detect cancer or polyps within the colon.
Who Needs A Virtual Colonoscopy?
- Those at risk of bowel perforation.
- Those on blood-thinning medication.
- Those whose traditional colonoscopy was unable to be completed.
- Those who are uncomfortable with the traditional test.
What are the Benefits?
- Faster procedure
- Lower risk of bowel perforation
- More complete view of the entire colon
- No sedation is required
- Can also see other organs around the abdomen.
What Are The Risk Factors Of Colon Cancer?
Smoking, drinking, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity and a diet high in fats and low in fruits and vegetables all increase the risk of colon cancer.
Faster And Easier
Virtual Colonoscopy requires only the colon cleansing preparation. No anesthesia is required. The CT colonography provides a more complete view of nearly the entire colon than a traditional colonoscopy. No invasive scope is used, instead only an injection of air or CO2 is used. Following the exam, you’re able to resume normal activities almost immediately. The entire procedure is completed in about 15-20 minutes.