Virtual Colonoscopy

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Virtual Colonoscopy Procedure Performed by Hill Medical

What is Virtual Colonoscopy?

Virtual Colonoscopy procedure is a quick screening procedure that does not require the use of an endoscope to evaluate the colon. A CT scanner is used to gather detailed images of the colon. The Virtual Colonoscopy procedure is used to diagnose colon or bowel disease such as polyps, diverticulosis, and cancer. Virtual Colonoscopy is also helpful to assess patients who are unable to tolerate or complete a traditional colonoscopy.

When should I have a Virtual Colonoscopy?

Men and women 50 or older as well as younger individuals with the following risk factors should also be considered:

  • Family history of colon cancer
  • Personal history of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Personal history of endometrial and/or breast cancer

When should I not have a Virtual Colonoscopy?

Anyone with:

  • Personal history of polyps
  • Suspected toxic megacolon
  • Recent colonic biopsy
  • Suspected Hirschsprung's disease
  • Suspected acute diverticulitis
  • Suspected colitis, all causes
  • Suspected colonic fistula
  • Previous anal, rectal and/or colonic surgery