Colon cancer is formed in the tissues of the colon (large intestine) and affects the digestive system. Virtual CT Colonoscopy, also known as CT Colonography, is used to detect cancer or polyps in the large intestine. Doctors insert a small tube a short distance into the rectum and use gas or air to inflate it and capture images.
CT Colonoscopy is done in the following cases when a person–
Though it is a safe process but some risks could be –
Doctors would interpret the test and deliver the result:
If the doctor finds everything to be normal, the result would be negative. This means you are not having colon cancer and are at the average risk of cancer. The only risk factor could be age and your doctor may ask you to take this test again in the next 5 years.
If the images show any abnormal tissue in the colon or any polyps, then the result is positive. The doctor might ask you to undergo a traditional colonoscopy to get the polyps removed and the samples of the abnormal tissue. It can be performed on the same day as a CT colonoscopy.
If the images show any other problem outside the colon such as in the kidney or the pancreas, then the doctor might recommend an additional test to detect their causes.
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