CT colonography, like conventional colonography, is a tool to screen for polyps or cancers in the large intestine. Polyps are growths that arise from the inner lining of the intestine. Some polyps may grow and turn into cancers.
A CT colonography is performed when conventional colonography (for a colonoscopy) does not provide accurate results. The goal of colonography screening is to find growths in their early stages, so that they can be removed before cancer has had a chance to develop.
Additional Imaging Information
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