Virtual Colonoscopy NYC: CT Scans for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012 AT 4:10 PM  by Dr. Marc Liebeskind

Take the time to protect yourself against untreated colon cancer with a virtual colonoscopy in NYC this March in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is not the diagnosis anyone wants to hear, but early detection and treatment is the key to a successful and healthy recovery. With the advent of the virtual colonoscopy in New York thanks to the advanced technology in CT scans provided at Park Avenue Radiologists, patients have a less invasive option to screen for colon cancer.

Traditional colonoscopies involve an uncomfortable, invasive procedure which restricts patients to a low fiber and clear-liquid diet for three days and requires them to ingest laxatives or a barium enema on the third, the day before the colonoscopy. This is necessary during a traditional colonoscopy in order to obtain an accurate and useful reading of your colon. The virtual colonoscopy in New York City provided by Park Avenue Radiologists, however, doesn’t require any such preparations before the test and is not invasive. Like any other CT Scan, the virtual colonoscopy in NYC takes approximately five minutes. Each individual scan only takes 8 to 10 seconds which is performed in a single breath hold.

Park Avenue Radiologists offers the most advanced technology in radiology, including CT scans for lung screening, coronary angiography, dental scans, and virtual colonoscopy in NY. Obtaining an accurate and reliable scan is paramount for any purpose, but even more so when scanning for lesions in the effort to detect colon cancer. Patients are sometimes concerned about receiving too much radiation, that they may be harming their bodies in the attempt to screen for cancer, but the advanced screening technology used at Park Avenue Radiologists emits only the necessary amount of radio waves to obtain an accurate and reliable scan.

Learn more about the state of the art CT Scans in NY that Park Avenue Radiologists provides by clicking on the link below:

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Protecting yourself against undetected colon cancer shouldn’t be taken lightly. National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is the opportune time to contact Park Avenue Radiologists to schedule an appointment for your virtual colonoscopy in NY.  The doctors and staff at Park Avenue Radiologists welcome any questions or concerns you may have about CT scans in New York City and the virtual colonoscopies in NY that we provide in our Park Avenue New York office. You can contact us at Park Avenue Radiologists at 212.888.1000, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation.

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