What Is The Position Of The Patient During Colonoscopy?

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Colonoscopy - virtual; CT colonography

What the risks are
  • Radiation exposure
  • The medications to prepare for the test can cause nausea, vomiting, bloating, or rectal irritation.

Special considerations

Differences between virtual and conventional colonoscopy include:

  • Virtual colonoscopy can view the colon from many different angles. This is not as easy with conventional colonoscopy.
  • Virtual colonoscopy uses no sedation, and patients are usually able to go back to their normal activities...
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