Iowa Radiology Blog

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Iowa Radiology

Oct 9, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell


Iowa Radiology strives to be the provider of choice in the Des Moines area for imaging services.  These are just a few of the reasons you should schedule your next radiologic procedure with us.

 

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Topics: virtual colonoscopy, Iowa Radiology, health tips

What is a Virtual Colonoscopy or CT Colonography?

Aug 7, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional optical colonoscopy.  It uses a computed tomography (CT) scan to screen for polyps and other abnormalities in the large intestine.  Because it is less invasive than conventional colonoscopy, it carries a lower risk of complications and does not usually require sedation. In the majority of patients who receive virtual colonoscopy, no polyps are found, and the more invasive optical colonoscopy is unnecessary.

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Topics: virtual colonoscopy, cancer

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