CT Colonography

What is CT Colonography?

CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) is a very accurate and safe test used to rule out bowel cancer and its precursor, the advanced colonic polyp. It is an alternative to colonoscopy and is frequently preferred by patients.

By confidently excluding disease in the colon and surrounding organs, CT Colonography provides strong reassurance to patients and their doctors.

Dr David Burling is a national and international leader in CT colonography with unparalleled experience dedicated to delivering the highest quality experience to patients.
If you are over 45 years of age, have not had an examination of the colon in the last five years and would like to have CT colonography then please complete this form and a member of the London Radiology Team will book you in.

If you are under 45 years old and would like to have the colon screened, please contact the team and we will discuss the options with you.

Benefits of CT Colonography

  • Less invasive and avoids sedation
  • Less disruptive (many people resume normal activity after their appointment)
  • Examines important organs which surround the bowel, helping to exclude cancer and other disorders in the liver, Pancreas, Kidneys, Ovaries, Aorta and Lymph nodes.
  • Excellent for assessment of appendix, diverticular disease and effect of endometriosis on colon
  • Excludes abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • And :If a bowel polyp or cancer is found, CT colonography provides key information to help with its removal and staging. If colonoscopy or additional tests are recommended, insured patients can usually access their private health cover to meet the costs* (*subject to Private Medical Insurance policy)

CT colonography images

CT Colonography

14mm diameter stalked polyp in patient with no symptoms and FIT test negative. CT colonography has identified the polyp using an endoluminal display

CT Colonography

The source CT image display with the polyp surrounded by tagged 'white' fluid

CT Colonography

Early kidney cancer found at CT colon in a 55 years old man. The man had no symptoms of this cancer which was promptly removed and cured.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before the scan

The Scan

After the Scan

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