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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