Virtual colonoscopy is a procedure used to look at the large bowel, usually used to look for polyps or the early signs of bowel cancer. It involves a small tube that is inserted into the rectum using carbon dioxide to expand the bowel, before a CT scanner produces 3D images of the bowel. Virtual colonoscopy is less invasive than conventional colonoscopy and enables the entire bowel to be visualised. Virtual colonography is carried out by Consultant Radiologists who have been specially trained in this procedure.
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