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CT Colonography 102: What is the Purpose of CT Colonography?

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CT colonography may done for these reasons:

  • General test to check for colorectal cancer.
  • To check the colon if a regular colonoscopy fails, typically because your doctor was not able to move the flexible tube all the way through the colon.
  • It may be used in certain situations to check the abdomen and colon in patients with belly pain or unexplained weight loss.


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