How is virtual colonoscopy performed?

This question was asked in Santa Barbara, California on 05/25/2012.
Is it done the same as normal colonoscopy?

Doctors Answers (2)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 5/31/2012

Virtual colonscopy is a CT scan of your colon. You drink the same colon preparation, but no sedation is given.

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 5/29/2012

A virtual colonoscopy uses imaging by CT to create a 3 dimensional view of the colon. It is not done the same as a colonoscopy.