Virtual Colonoscopy/CT Colonography
Virtual colonoscopy & colonograpy in St. Louis
Virtual colonoscopy uses low dose radiation CT scanning to obtain an interior view of the colon (large intestine) that is otherwise only seen with a more invasive procedure. Virtual colonography is a type of computed tomography, commonly known as a CT or CAT scan. Like traditional x-rays, it produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. The images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes, and can even generate three-dimensional images. These images can be viewed on a computer monitor.
Virtual colonoscopy/ CT colonography
Preparation for this test is similar to a colonoscopy with a bowel-cleansing regimen and diet restrictions.
Follow any pre-test instructions given to you.
Please let us know if:
• You are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
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