Virtual Colonoscopy in Dallas
Virtual colonoscopy is a minimally invasive exam to screen for cancer of the large intestine (colon cancer). Discuss your colon cancer screening options with your doctor to determine whether virtual colonoscopy is the right option for you.
Your doctor may suggest virtual colonoscopy if you:
- Are reluctant to have a traditional colonoscopy with sedation
- Have no risk factors (are not at high risk for colon cancer)
- Have a bowel obstruction
- Have had an incomplete colonoscopy
How To Prepare for a Virtual Colonoscopy Exam at SWDIC
Prior to the exam a patient undergoes a bowel prep and special diet to cleanse the colon. Adherence to this special diet and bowel preparation is very important to ensure that the colon is adequately cleansed for a more accurate assessment. At the time of scheduling, you will be instructed to come to our Dallas office 3 days before your appointment to pick up a prep kit or the kit can be mailed to you. The instructions will be reviewed with you by one of our nurses when you are in possession of your kit.
The virtual colonoscopy is performed by a registered CT Technologist. No driver is needed.
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