Virtual Colonoscopy

Virtual Colonoscopy

Virtual Colonoscopy

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.

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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several circumstances which can make you a good candidate for a Virtual Colonoscopy. If you have a high risk of a bowel perforation, are on blood thinning medication, are unable to complete a traditional colonoscopy or if you’re uncomfortable with the traditional test you may be a good candidate.

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.

A Virtual Colonoscopy requires only the colon cleansing preparation and no anesthesia is required. A Virtual Colonoscopy also provides a more complete view of the entire colon. The procedure is faster and you’re able to resume normal activities almost immediately.

The Entire Virtual Colonoscopy is completed in about 15-20 minutes.

Yes. A Virtual Colonoscopy and a CT Colonography are the same procedure and the terms are used interchangeably.

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