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A 47-year-old female asked:

During a ct colonoscopy can your pancreas .liver.kidneys be seen also too be evaluated so any problem may be seen other than just the colon?

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Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: If you are having CT colonoscopy, this means they are using a CT scanner to look at the colon. This can see other internal organs as well. If you have regular colonoscopy the scope only sees the inside of your colon, but is a better way to look at the inside of your colon than CT, because CT cannot see the lining of the colon or small lesions in the colon, and if needed a biopsy can be done.
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