Virtual Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know

Most colorectal cancers begin as small harmless polyps that can be detected by a colonoscopy. Unlike a traditional colonoscopy, a virtual colonoscopy doesn’t involve a scope or require sedation, and allows you to return to your daily activities immediately afterwards. Candidates for a virtual colonoscopy include those who:

  • Have had an incomplete colonoscopy
  • Cannot tolerate a colonoscopy
  • Want to avoid sedation

Ask your primary care physician if you’re a candidate for a virtual colonoscopy.