Is Virtual Colonoscopy Available Mayo Clinic AZ to Evaluate Cecum?

Posted by bisbee @bisbee, Feb 17, 2020

Have 2 recent CT scans with contrast indicating either a swelling or inflammation at my cecum. Have read that many colonoscopies procedures cannot reach the cecum for good evaluation, same with barium enema.

Is it possible to have a virtual colonoscopy at Mayo Clinic AZ? I have read it is the best option to determine problem with cecum area.

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Virtual colonoscopy, known more formally as computerized tomographic CT colonography, is offered at all 3 Mayo Clinic locations. The virtual colonoscopy uses advanced imaging software to produce a three-dimensional view of the entire colon and rectum. You can read more about the procedure and care at Mayo Clinic in this article:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/virtual-colonoscopy/about/pac-20385156
Also, here is an article and video about the research done by Dr. C. Daniel Johnson, Chair of the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

– Virtual Colonoscopies Suitable for People 65 and Older, Mayo Clinic Research Shows https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/virtual-colonoscopies-suitable-for-people-65-and-older-mayo-clinic-research-shows/

@bisbee, are you concerned that you have a problem with your cecum?

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Virtual colonoscopy, known more formally as computerized tomographic CT colonography, is offered at all 3 Mayo Clinic locations. The virtual colonoscopy uses advanced imaging software to produce a three-dimensional view of the entire colon and rectum. You can read more about the procedure and care at Mayo Clinic in this article:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/virtual-colonoscopy/about/pac-20385156
Also, here is an article and video about the research done by Dr. C. Daniel Johnson, Chair of the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona

– Virtual Colonoscopies Suitable for People 65 and Older, Mayo Clinic Research Shows https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/virtual-colonoscopies-suitable-for-people-65-and-older-mayo-clinic-research-shows/

@bisbee, are you concerned that you have a problem with your cecum?

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I have had 2 CT scans here in Mexico and they both mention issues with the cecum. The reports are in Spanish. I have applied to get an appt. with Mayo Clinic in AZ but have not heard back.

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