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What is the difference between a colon mri and a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Myron Arlen answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Scan vs. scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of the bowel and unless there is an extensive lesion distorting the bowel structure and content, the luminal (phenobarbital) structures are not visualized. This can only be appreciated with scoping of the lumen of the colon with a colonoscope

Answered 3/17/2015

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