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Virtual colonoscopy does not allow the doctor to remove tissue samples or polyps.
A colonoscopy can identify colon cancer at an early stage, when it’s easiest to treat. But some people hesitate to undergo this invasive procedure, which uses a long, flexible tube with a camera to view the lining of the colon. Now scientists report that a newer technique called virtual colonoscopy can detect most of the large colon polyps that can be found by standard colonoscopy.
Virtual colonoscopy is performed wherever the CT scanner or MRI unit is located—usually in the radiology department of a hospital or medical center.