A 33-year-old female asked:
I know the downside of ct or mri is no biopsies but i don't want traditional colonoscopy. i don't want sedation it freaks me out. i'm just curious if i ever end up needing some type of colon test is an mri enterography as accurate as colonoscopy?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Colonoscopy has the advantage of allowing removal of any polyps that may be discovered. If polyps are discovered by imaging, you would still need colonoscopy. For screening for colonic lesions a barium enema would be more useful than CT or MRI. Sedation is like falling asleep and not-intrusive.
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Answered Mar 23, 2022
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