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Colon Scan

What is a Colon-Scan?

The Heart-ScanTM team now offers Colon-Scan, a new test that gives us a way to look inside the colon for the detection of polyps and cancers.  Colorectal cancer (cancer of the large intestine and rectum) is second (after lung cancer) in the number of cancer deaths it causes.  This alternative to standard Colonoscopy does not require a hospital or outpatient stay, or anaesthesia. With colon-scan we can look inside the colon by simply inserting a small tube without anaesthesia into the back passage instead of a long tube (over 1 meter) under anaesthesia (conventional colonoscopy).  The colons are filled with a combination of a special chalky liquid (barium) and an orange flavoured contrast.  The patient will be asked to follow a low-residue diet for the 2 days prior to the test followed by a laxative and suppository the previous night.  This is a less rigorous preparation when compared with the wash-out enema required for Conventional colonoscopy.  The technique also involves the administration of intra-venous contrast media so that at the same time we can investigate other organs such as liver, kidneys, spleen, bladder, etc. 

Colorectal cancers begin as small precancerous growths, called polyps. As with many cancers, there are usually no symptoms in the early stages. Polyps do sometimes bleed, and there may be some noticeable rectal bleeding.  Most of the time the bleeding is invisible to the naked eye and can only be detected with laboratory testing.  If diagnosed and treated in its early stages, colorectal cancer is very curable.  When the tumour is entirely localised to the bowel, the ten year survival rate is 80 to 90 percent, but if the cancer has spread to the liver, less than 5 percent of victims live five years.

 How do I know if I need the test?

On average, 1 in 20 people will develop the disease over the course of their lifetime. 90% of cases occur in patients over age 50, and the majority of cases (75%) occur in people with no known risk factors. You are at greater risk if you have a family history of colorectal cancer or with other well established risk factors such as anaemia and change in bowel habits.  In addition, this scan is advisable for those over the age of 50 since there is a higher risk of colorectal cancer with increased age.  Now that this accurate, quick and safe test for early colon cancer is available, it easy to screen for colon cancer and detect disease in its earliest, most treatable stages.

How do I prepare for the test?

A preparation pack will be sent to you once your appointment has been confirmed. We would like to know beforehand whether you suffer from either asthma, kidney or liver impairment and/or diabetes because these patients require special preparation.

What will happen during the test?

You will be taken into the scanning room and asked to lie down on the scanning bed.  A small tube is inserted in the back passage and air is gently pumped in to fill the bowels.  Two scans are carried out; one lying on your back and another one lying on your front.  During the first scan the intra-venous contrast is injected under controlled supervision.  For both scans you will be asked to hold your breath for about 20 seconds.

What will the test result tell me?

Utilizing advanced 3-D image rendering techniques, a virtual voyage through the colon is generated from the scan images. You will be presented with a report which will tell you the presence of colon abnormalities such as polyps or colon cancer.  The report will also include any abnormalities in the abdominal/pelvic organs.

What happens next?

Depending on your scan result you may be referred to a specialist physician who will advise you on the course of your treatment.  A repeat scan every 2-5 years is recommended, depending on your individual case. 





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1 London, UK Colon Cancer and CT Scan Radiologists prefer CT Scan for diagnosing colon cancer. CT Scan, scans is becoming the preferred method for diagnosing many diseases of the bowel and colon. An experienced radiologist can accurately diagnose colon or colon cancer. CT scanning works very much like other x-ray examinations.

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2 United Kingdom Virtual Colonoscopy Colon Cancer Scans is the second leading cause of cancer death. This test is a new technique for visualizing colon polyps that could become cancerous. This alternative to standard Colonoscopy scanning. Click Here
3 London, UK Screen for Colon Polyps and Cancer-EBCT Colonography A small disposable tube is inserted rectally a couple of inches by the technologist and the colon is inflated with carbon dioxide. EBT imaging scans proceeds taking very thin slice pictures of the entire colon scanning in both the supine and prone positions. Click Here
4 London, UK Determining the Colon Cancer To determine colon cancer a CT scan is a specialized type of X-ray scans that shows the doctor what a slice of you looks like. This is possible because the CT scan rotates around you while taking the X-ray. CT scans are great for providing detailed pictures of bones scanning. Click Here
5 Europe Colon Cancer Detection Colorectal cancer scans affects the digestive system. The large intestine is also called the colon. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the UK among both men and women. Periodic checkups may include a physical exam, blood tests, colonoscopy, CT scan or PET scan can detect colon scanning cancer. Click Here
6 London, UK Colon Cancer and It's Treatment The colon cancer scans may develop at any parts of the large intestine. The number of signoid colon cancer is recently increasing in Japan. Combined to the number of rectum cancer scanning, 72% of the colon cancer are developped in sigmoid colon and rectum. The colon cancer can be treated completely by early detection. Click Here
7 United Kingdom Virtual colonoscopy - colon scans EBT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) scans represents an exciting advance in preventive medicine as it will attract thousands who have been putting off conventional colonoscopy exams.
—Imagine, scanning a much lighter prep, a risk free noninvasive procedure with a high degree of accuracy….and an immediate return to normal activities.
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8 London, UK Heart - body - lung - colon - imaging and scanning Coronary imaging and individual risk assessment was introduced to UK in 1997 by Dr. James Ehrlich and radiologists of London Imaging Associates using a medical breakthrough called Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) scans, the gold standard scanning scanner available at leading preventive heart centers worldwide. Our center is now involved in the early detection of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Indeed, our services have led to a lowering of risks for thousands of mountain states citizens. Ongoing research activities and involvement on a regional and national level has kept CHBI scan an authoritative leader in the field Click Here
9 United Kingdom Medisys Health Group - Virtual Colonoscopy in Montreal (CT Colon Scan) Virtual colonoscopy (CT colonoscopy) is an advanced and highly accurate screening method used to detect colon cancer. Safer, quicker and less invasive than conventional colonoscopy scan, this technique uses a 60-second scan CT scan of the abdomen, along with 3-D reconstructed images scans, to view the inside of the colon scanning. Click Here
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Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer scans or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among cancers in the Western world. Many colorectal cancers are thought to arise from adenomatous polyps scan in the colon. These mushroom-like growths are usually benign, but some may develop into cancer over time. The majority of the time, the diagnosis of localized colon cancer is through colonoscopy. Therapy is usually through surgery, which in many cases is followed by chemotherapy scanning.

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11 Europe The Importance of Colon Screening
There are several reasons people don't get the colon screenings they should. People say they are inconvenient, the scan preparation prior to the test can be unpleasant, and many simply don't understand the importance of regular colon screenings. The fact remains, regular colon screening for both men and women is the best way to monitor colon health and to catch any problems such as colon scans cancer early scanning. Simply stated, colon screenings have been proven to reduce colon cancer deaths up to 90%. The reason this is so includes: Colon polyps, the precursor to colon cancer most often exhibits few if any symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment has been proven to reduce death rates dramatically. If discovered early, colon cancer can often be cured with surgery alone. Click Here
12 London, UK Virtual Colonoscopy Virtual colonoscopy (VC) uses x rays scan and computers to produce two- and three-dimensional images of the colon scans (large intestine) from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way to the lower end of the small intestine and display them on a screen. The procedure is used to diagnose colon and bowel disease, including polyps, diverticulosis, and cancer. VC can be performed with computed tomography (CT), sometimes called a CAT scan, or with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)scanning. Click Here
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Colon Scanning
Colon Scanning is better at detecting potentially dangerous colon scanning than computed tomography (CT) scanning is, a new study reveals. The conclusion differs from that of a recent report that found the two procedures to be equally effective. In Colon Scanning London, a physician inserts a flexible tube equipped with a tiny camera and snipping device into a patient's
colon via the rectum. The doctor uses the device to spot and remove polyps--a procedure that wipes out practically all budding colon cancers. In a colon scanning, a radiologist uses X-ray images taken from outside the abdomen to spot polyps. If the
scan reveals polyps that should be removed, the patient then undergoes a colonoscopy.
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14 London, UK Colon-Scanning  Colon scanning can reveal polyps as small as 6mm as well as picking up other abnormalities missed by the more conventional methods of viewing the bowel such as colonoscopy[aicr].
With colon scanning we can perform a virtual colonoscopy[cancer] by capturing hundreds of accurate images from throughout the entire length of the bowel. These are reconstructed in 3D by computer to generate a moving, fly-through view of the colon. Colon scanning also produces static images which can show up any abnormalities on the outside of the bowel wall or in the area surrounding the colon.
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15 UK, London Colon_Scanning The colon scanning is the part of the digestive system where the waste material is stored. The rectum is the end of the colon adjacent to the anus. Together, they form a long, muscular tube called the large intestine (also known as the large bowel). Colon cancer can be detected by Colon Scanning. Tumors of the colon and rectum are growths arising from the inner wall of the large intestine. Benign tumors of the large intestine are called polyps. Malignant tumors of the large intestine are called cancers. Benign polyps do not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body. Benign polyps can be easily removed during colon scanning, and are not life threatening. Click Here
16 Europe Scanning Colon The colon scanning, with the stomach, comprises the body’s major organs of digestion. The gastrointestinal tract is one of the largest organs in the body, often extending over 30 feet from stomach to rectum. By virtue of its size and function, the colon scanning is particularly susceptible to various diseases that, if not detected early, can be debilitating and often fatal. Colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in non-smokers. Men and women are at equal risk of developing colon cancer. They need Colon Scanning. Cancer of the colon scanning and rectum (also referred to as colorectal cancer) can invade and damage adjacent tissues and organs. Click Here