A colon health check includes a Computerised Tomography (CT) scan of your bowel, known as a virtual colonoscopy, designed to check for polyps (small growths on the inner lining of the colon), and other signs of abnormalities or cancer. The CT scanner produces images of the whole of the colon and rectum, enabling the radiologist to see the inside of the bowel.
If the scan detects any significant polyps, we'll discuss this with you. Normally the next step would be removing the polyps via a conventional colonoscopy. This may significantly reduce the chance of bowel cancer developing and, if the polyp was cancerous, may even be able to be cured.
If the scan detects any significant polyps, we will discuss this with you.
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- A simple CT scan will take place at a scanning centre. Follow-up consultation (up to 15 minutes)
A consultation with a Bupa doctor to discuss the results of your scan. This will be scheduled about a week after your scan to allow the results to be processed in time for your consultation.
- Time with a Doctor (either during your health assessment if this is an add-on, or 30 minutes with a doctor if standalone) prior to your CT scan, to confirm the scan is suitable.
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