How is Virtual Colonoscopy different from Colonoscopy?

How is Virtual Colonoscopy different from Colonoscopy?

Virtual colonoscopy is an x-ray test, takes less time, and you don’t need anesthesia​.  With virtual colonoscopy, your doctor doesn’t view the entire length of your colon​. Virtual colonoscopy may not find certain polyps as easily as a colonoscopy can​. Doctors can’t remove polyps or treat certain other problems during a virtual colonoscopy. Your health insurance coverage may be different for the two procedures.

References:
1. NIH
2. NIDDK

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