Virtual colonoscopy

Alternative Names

Colonoscopy – virtual; CT colonography

Definition of Virtual colonoscopy

Virtual colonoscopy (VC) is an imaging or x-ray test that looks for cancer, , or other disease in the large intestine (colon).

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by Todd Eisner, MD, Private practice specializing in Gastroenterology, Boca Raton, FL. Clinical Instructor, Florida Atlantic University School of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/12/2010

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