Virtual Colonoscopy Scan
The ViaScan virtual colonoscopy is a medical imaging procedure which uses low radiation x-rays to produce two- and three-dimensional image of the colon (large intestine) from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way to the lower end of the small intestine and display them on a screen. The procedure is used to diagnose colon and bowel disease, including polyps, diverticulosis, and cancer.
The virtual colonoscopy is more comfortable than conventional colonoscopy because it does not use a colonoscope. As a result, no sedation is needed, and the patient can return to his/her usual activities or go home after the procedure without the aid of another person. Virtual colonoscopy provides clearer, more detailed images than a conventional x-ray using a barium enema, sometimes called a lower gastrointestinal (GI) series. Further, about 1 in 10 patients will not have a complete right colon (cecum) evaluation completed with conventional colonoscopy. It also typically takes less time than either conventional colonoscopy or lower GI series.
Virtual colonoscopies provide a secondary value added benefit of revealing diseases or abnormalities outside the colon. For example, with a virtual colonoscopy, we view your reproductive organs, bladder, kidneys, abdominal aorta, liver, spleen, gall bladder at no additional charge. If performed individually, these scans would cost you thousands of dollars.
Required for Colon Scan
Please download this PDF document using link below to read the required information before your 3D Virtual Colonoscopy Scan.
Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus through the 4 or 5 feet of colon. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected lesions. However given that only 10% of individuals ever need to have polyps removed, all 100% were sedated, miss a day of work and risk colon puncturing or bleeding . Ninety percent of people can receive a preventive virtual colonoscopy for less cost, discomfort, and inconvenience compared to a conventional colonoscopy.
Doctor’s Prescription Required.
CD of Scans are Available to ViaScan Patients
Patients of ViaScan can request a CD with their personal scans stored on disk