A Safe, Non-Invasive Procedure For Colon Cancer Detection
Winchester Imaging Utilizes state-of-the art helical CT scanning to rapidly scan the colon with x-rays and create 2 and 3 dimensional images of the colon. Virtual Colonoscopy is an alternative to conventional colonoscopy, which requires the introduction of a long tube into the rectum that is then advanced through the entire colon, allowing the examining physician to directly view the lining of the colon.
Who should have a virtual Colonoscopy?
According to guidelines endorsed by the American Cancer Society and other national groups, screening for colorectal cancer utilizing a technique which examines the entire colon is recommended for individuals beginning at age 50. For individuals at high risk for colon cancer screening is recommended beginning at age 40. The available options for evaluation of the colon are: (maybe link to pros and cons of each?)
- Virtual Colonoscopy,
- Conventional Colonsocopy,
- Fecal Immunochemical testing (FIT)
- Stool Blood test (FOBT)
- Barium Enema with Air Contrast