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Virtual colonoscopy

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View the inside of the colon for early and precise diagnosis of polyps

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Virtual colonoscopy

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Virtual colonoscopy is an advanced application of CT scan that provides a three-dimensional view of the inside of the colon. It enables colorectal cancer screening by detecting more than 90% of polyps. The test is non-invasive, comfortable, painless, and requires no sedation, which means you can return to your normal activities immediately after the exam.

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Exam procedure

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  1. Welcome, opening of your file, and questionnaire to be completed
  2. Preparation for your exam:
    – A technologist will be assigned to you
    – Your questionnaire will be reviewed
    – The exam procedure will be explained
    – You will change into the required clothing
  3. Exam (average duration of 45 minutes)
  4. The images will be provided to you on a CD-ROM after the exam
  5. Results will be sent to your doctor  within 24 to 48 hours

Find out how to prepare for the exam

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Preparation for your exam

  • YOU MUST BUY THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS AT THE PHARMACY :
    GoLYTELY (or Colyte or Peglyte) / Laxative & 6 tablets of Bisacodyl 5 mg / laxative
  • THE FOLLOWING PRODUCT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CLINIC :
    Readi Cat (1 bottle)
  • Two days before the test :
    Low-residue diet
  • One day before the test :
    Breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks: Liquid diet; drink a lot
  • Breakfast
    – ¼ bottle of Readi Cat
    – Prepare the GoLYTELY mix and put it in the refrigerator
  • Lunch
    – 4 tablets of Bisacodyl 5 mg with 1 glass of water or clear liquid
    – ¼ bottle of Readi Cat
  • 5 p.m.
    Drink 2 litres of GoLYTELY: drink 1 glass every 10 minutes. Your stools should become liquid, clear or pale yellow in colour, with no solids. If not, continue drinking GoLYTELY until your stools become liquid, clear or pale yellow in colour, with no solids.
  • Supper
    – ¼ bottle of Readi Cat
  • 10 p.m.
    – 2 tablets of Bisacodyl 5 mg
  • Midnight
    – Fast starting at midnight.
  • MORNING OF THE EXAM
    – Do not eat or drink from the time you get up, continuing your fast.
    – If you take medications, you may do so with a sip of water.

* Throughout your preparation for the exam, drink at least one glass (240 ml) of water or clear liquid (see 2nd page) every hour. Patients must bring a list of all their medications.

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