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Virtual Colonoscopy Reveals Diseases Outside Colon too

Computed tomographic (CT) colonography, known as virtual colonoscopy, can be used to diagnose significant medical problems in organs outside the colon, according to a new study conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). In the study, 45 virtual colonoscopy patients out of 500, or 9 percent, were found to have clinically important findings ranging from kidney cancers to abdominal aortic aneurysms. In 35 of the patients, or 7 percent, these conditions had not been previously diagnosed.

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