COLONOSCOPY SURGERY IN THANE

Virtual Colonoscopy Thane

A virtual colonoscopy uses computed tomography (CT)or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to make a three-dimensional image of the interior lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. A virtual colonoscopy can be used to screen for precancerous and cancerous growths in the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer), such aspolyps or tumors.

Virtual colonoscopy (also called computed tomographic colonography, or CTC) is still being studied to determine whether the results are as accurate as a regular colonoscopy. Virtual colonoscopy is not yet widely available.

Virtual colonoscopy is one of many tests that may be used to screen for colon cancer. Which screening test you choose depends on your risk, your preference, and your doctor. Talk to your doctor about what puts you at risk and what test is best for you.

Dr. Bhooshan Pandit - Gastroenterologist | Currae Hospital

Dr. Bhooshan Pandit

Consultant - Gastroenterology

Dr. Bhooshan Pandit is a Gastroenterologist at Currae hospital in Thane and has an experience of 15 years in this field. He completed MBBS from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai in 1996, MD - Medicine from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai in 1999 and DM - Gastroenterology from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in...

Know MoreBook Appointment

Dr. Priyesh Patel

Dr. Priyesh Patel

Consultant - Gastroenterologist

Dr. Priyesh K Patel is a Gastroenterology-Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist and has an experience of 7 years in these fields. He completed MBBS from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik in 2007, DNB - Internal Medicine from Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane in 2011 and DNB - Gastroenterology from Kerala Institute of Medical Science. Trivandrum in 2017.

Know MoreBook Appointment

Dr. Sachin Wani

Consultant - Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

He completed his MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, MS from Govt. Medical College. He has done his DNB in GI Hepatobiliary surgery from National Board of Examination. He has underwent a training in Laparoscopic GI Once surgery at Tata Memorial Hospital in 2009. He has also done his training in Laparoscopic Hepatobiliary surgery & Laparoscopic Liver resection at NHS...

Know MoreBook Appointment

Dr. Suryaprakash Bhandari

Consultant - Gastroenterologist

Dr. Suryaprakash Bhandari has done his Masters in General Surgery (MS) from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai in 2002. He was awarded gold medal by the College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) of Mumbai for his best academic performance in General Surgery in 2002. He has also cleared his DNB General Surgery examination...

Know MoreBook Appointment

Why is it done?

How do I prepare for it?

Virtual colonoscopy requires the same cleansing colon prep as a regular colonoscopy. Your doctor will tell you what to do before the test.

If you are having virtual colonoscopy using CT, you will be given some liquid to drink after your bowel prep. This drink is a contrast medium that makes the large intestine easier to see in the pictures.

How is it done?

Virtual Colonoscopy - Why Is It Done?

Virtual colonoscopy is usually done in the radiology department at a hospital or medical center. The test is most often done by a doctor who specializes in performing and interpreting diagnostic imaging tests (radiologist). The doctor may also have an assistant.

You will need to take off most of your clothes. You will be given a gown to wear during the test.

First, you will be asked to lie on your back on the table of the CT or MRI machine. A thin tube is inserted into the rectum through the anus. For CT, air or carbon dioxide gas will be pumped through the tube. (There may be some discomfort as the gas expands your colon.) For MRI, a contrast liquid will be given through the tube into the colon. This helps the doctor see all parts of your colon.

 

The test usually takes about 10 minutes.

The table will slide into the CT or MRI machine so pictures of your colon can be taken. You may be asked to hold your breath when pictures are taken. This can help prevent blurry pictures. Then the procedure will be repeated while you lie face down.

The test usually takes about 10 minutes.

How does a virtual colonoscopy differ from a regular colonoscopy?

What do I need to consider about a virtual colonoscopy?

If you have an average risk for colorectal cancer, virtual colonoscopy may be an appropriate screening test for you. But if you are at an increased risk, you may require a regular colonoscopy because tissue biopsies or polyp removal can be done at the same time.

Virtual colonoscopy requires the same cleansing colon prep as a regular colonoscopy. If an abnormality is found on virtual colonoscopy, you may need a regular colonoscopy to remove and test the abnormal tissue.

Virtual colonoscopy is not available everywhere because it requires special equipment and special training to interpret the test. The initial evaluations on virtual colonoscopy were done by highly trained radiologists, so the results of your virtual colonoscopy may vary widely depending on the amount of experience your doctor’s office or clinic has with the procedure.

Virtual colonoscopy is being studied to determine whether the results are as accurate (sensitivity) as a regular colonoscopy. More evidence is needed to show that virtual colonoscopy is a benefit in people with average risk for colon cancer and whether this screening method can prevent cancer. Colon preps that are more comfortable are also being studied.

Need Help With Anything?

Our Patient Care Team would guide you.

Get More Details

We’re always here for you.

gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) thane
heartburn treatment thane india
Upper Endoscopy Thane
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Start typing and press Enter to search