A 55-year-old female asked:
what is a virtual colonoscpy?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
This is: An alternative to regular colonoscopy and basically is a ct scan of your abdomen with contrast that the software reconstructs your colon and allows the radiologist to virtually travel thru your colon. It is not as accurate, nor covered by most insurance companies but is indicated when a colonoscopy can not be performed. Also if polyps are found on ct you will need a colonoscopy anyway.
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
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