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Virtual Colonoscopy is a method under study to examine the colon by taking a series of x-rays (called a CT scan) and using a high-powered computer to reconstruct 2-D and 3-D pictures of the interior surfaces of the colon from these x-rays. The pictures can be saved, manipulated to better viewing angles, and reviewed after the procedure, even years later. Also called computed tomography colography.
AGA Institute statement on CT colonography study

AGA Institute statement on CT colonography study

Key to colon cancer prevention is regular screenings

Key to colon cancer prevention is regular screenings

Standards for CT colonography

Standards for CT colonography

Virtual Colonoscopy ...safer and cheaper

Virtual Colonoscopy ...safer and cheaper

Virtual colonoscopy most cost-effective colon cancer screening test

Virtual colonoscopy most cost-effective colon cancer screening test

Medium-sized polyps yield significant number of advanced adenomas and cancer

Medium-sized polyps yield significant number of advanced adenomas and cancer

Virtual colonoscopy is an accurate screening method for colorectal cancer

Virtual colonoscopy is an accurate screening method for colorectal cancer

Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis

Enhanced imaging techniques could improve medical diagnosis

Virtual colonoscopy for colon cancer

Virtual colonoscopy for colon cancer

“Virtual Colonoscopy” effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones

“Virtual Colonoscopy” effective in finding most polyps but may miss small ones

Virtual colonoscopy raises issues for further study

Virtual colonoscopy raises issues for further study

Colonoscopy remains the most sensitive test available for detection of colorectal polyps and cancer

Colonoscopy remains the most sensitive test available for detection of colorectal polyps and cancer

CT colonography not presently a viable option for colorectal cancer screening

CT colonography not presently a viable option for colorectal cancer screening

Differing views on virtual colonoscopy accuracy

Differing views on virtual colonoscopy accuracy

CT colonography lacks the sensitivity of conventional colonoscopy

CT colonography lacks the sensitivity of conventional colonoscopy