CT Colonography

CT colonography is a radiology test that looks at your large intestines, also called your colon. It is one of many options for colon cancer screenings.

  • Call Your Doctor

    If you were given contrast, call your doctor if you notice:

    • Nausea
    • Itching
    • Difficulty breathing

    In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.

  • Definition


    CT colonography is a radiology test that looks at your large intestines, also called your colon. It is one of many options for
    colon cancer
    screenings.

  • What to Expect

  • Reasons for Test


    This test is used to look for
    polyps
    or cancers of the colon.

    Colon Polyps
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  • Possible Complications

    CT colonography is safe. It can be used if you are too sick to have other forms of colon cancer screening.

    In some cases, a contrast material is used. One complication may be an allergic reaction to the contrast.