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Welcome to the NYU Department of Radiology -
Virtual Colonoscopy

Virtual colonoscopy is the latest development in colon cancer detection. Since it was first introduced in 1994, ongoing research has led to significant advances in the accuracy and usefulness of this procedure. Unlike traditional colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy is noninvasive and can be performed in a number of situations where traditional colonoscopy is contraindicated. It is also a good alternative for people who do not want to undergo traditional colonoscopy for a variety of reasons. The procedure makes use of sophisticated imaging techniques to generate a 3-D reconstruction of the inner surface of the colon, which can then be evaluated for abnormalities by specially trained radiologists.

We hope this site is informative and helps you learn about this evolving diagnostic technology.