CT Virtual Colonoscopy
What is a CT Virtual Colonoscopy?
If you are like many Americans, you may be reluctant to have a Colonoscopy because of the unpleasant nature of traditional screening methods. A CT Virtual Colonoscopy is a new, less invasive alternative for the screening of colorectal cancer, and it is available at Fairfax Radiology.
Medical guidelines recommend both men and women have regular Colonoscopies beginning at age 50 (or at age 40 if there is a family history of colon cancer) to identify and remove any pre-cancerous polyps that may be present years before cancer even develops. CT Virtual Colonoscopy is a safe and reliable screening alternative for patients that cannot or choose not to undergo conventional screening. It may be used to aid in the early detection of colon cancer. For more information on colon cancer ask your primary care provider or visit the American Cancer Society website.