A virtual colonoscopy is a non-invasive, safe and more comfortable procedure for colon screening.
The virtual colonoscopy scan takes hundreds of images of the abdomen and pelvis, allowing radiologists to take a virtual tour of the colon.
Patients will lie face up on a table. The table will move through the CT scanner to produce a series of cross-sectional images of the colon. At various points during the procedure, the patient may be asked to hold their breath to steady the images. The procedure will be repeated while patients lie face down.
Instructions for colon preparation will be prescribed upon scheduling of the virtual colonoscopy. The cleansing preparation is done the day before the scheduled day of the procedure.