Virtual colonoscopy or regular colonoscopy (traditional optical colonoscopy)? Which colorectal cancer screening method has the advantage? When virtual colonoscopy is the best cancer screening method? Leading virtual colonoscopy screening expert discusses CT colonography
Virtual colonoscopy or optical “regular colonoscopy”? Which is better? virtual colonoscopy vs regular colonoscopy comparison provided by leading colorectal cancer screening expert. There are many risks and complications from regular colonoscopy. Risk of bleeding, infection bowel perforation, toxicity and dehydration after drinking many laxatives. Virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) avoids all these risks of regular colonoscopy. Virtual colonoscopy lets doctor “walk” through your colon in computer simulation. virtual colonoscopy, also known as CT colonography, is able to detect colorectal cancer with similar accuracy compared with regular optical colonoscopy. Virtual colonoscopy can evaluate organs outside of the colon. CT colonography is general abdominal screen – for osteoporosis, abdominal aneurysms and other cancers. We can screen for fatty liver too by doing virtual colonoscopy. CT colonography has advantages over regular colonoscopy, Especially the comfort for the patient. Patients have repeatedly shown that they prefer virtual colonoscopy over regular optical colonoscopy.