Virtual Colonoscopy

Virtual Colonoscopy

The Department of Radiology now offers Virtual Colonoscopy, a new screening test for polyps and colorectal cancer. Most colorectal cancer can be prevented by detection and removal of precancerous polyps.  Experts also believe that more than 90% of colorectal cancer can be cured if diagnosed early.  Therefore, colorectal screening is strongly recommended!  The American Cancer Society recommends that periodic screening begin at age 50 years for average-risk persons and earlier for those with significant risk factors.

The software that is used for Virtual Colonoscopy is Viatronix V3-D  which allows our Radiologist to take a virtual flight down your colon to search for polyps.   This new procedures eliminates the need for placing and moving a scope through your colon, as is required with a traditional colonoscopy.

What patients are saying

"Most colon cancers can be successfully treated and removed, if caught early.  Why not do everything you can to ensure a long life?
Linda Bily

"The procedure was very relaxing.  Viatronix virtual colonoscopy is the best medical breakthrough."
Naomi Solo

Cost

Because the procedure is new, it is not covered by most insurance plans when used for cancer screening.  At UVA, the all-inclusive charge for Virtual Colonoscopy is $1,100.00 and is payable at the time of the procedure.  If you have a documented medical need for this procedure, it may be covered by your insurance, but you will need to check with your insurance carrier.

 

For any questions or concerns

Contact the Radiology and Medical Imaging department at 434-924-9400.