Virtual colonoscopy, also known as CT colonography or CTC, is a new diagnostic tool for examining the large bowel or colon to detect polyps and cancers. This innovative technology visualises the gastro-intestinal tract using advanced CT imaging and 3D computer reconstruction of that image data. The virtual colonoscopy examination combines a CT scan with sophisticated image processing software to allow radiologists to examine and evaluate the inner surface of the colon in 2D and 3D.
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E-Z-EM has recently introduced a complete tool kit for virtual colonoscopy. This product line consists of the InnerviewGI 3D imaging workstation; LoSo Prep and NutraPrep patient-friendly colon preparation products and nutritional meal kits; a tagging agent trade-named Tagitol to help practitioners distinguish pathology from colonic residue; and the PROTOCO2L carbon dioxide colon insufflation system. More information on E-Z-EM is available in the VMW April 2002 article E-Z-EM introduces PROTOCO2L colon insufflation system and InnerviewGI workstation for virtual colonoscopy.