Colonoscopy is the minimally invasive endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy of suspected lesions. Virtual colonoscopy, which uses 3D imagery reconstructed from computed tomography (CAT) scans, is also possible, as a totally non-invasive medical test, although it is not standard and s ...
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Colonoscopy Procedure
... What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure in which the rectum and the inside of the lower large intestine (colon) are examined. Colonoscopies are commonly used to evaluate bowel di...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Colonoscopy
... The digestive system Colonoscopy (koh-luh-NAH-skuh-pee) lets the physician look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way up through the colon to the lower end ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

   

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  • Colonoscopy (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Colonoscopy (Cleveland Clinic)