A true “Virtual Colonoscopy” is an exam that is performed in both the prone and supine positions using CT. Although we are able to provide this service to patients we do not include it in our Whole Body Scan. One downside to a Virtual Colonoscopy scan is if there are polyps or other pathology that requires a biopsy or further evaluation, the patient will still need a colonoscopy. Additionally, the radiation dose involved is significant. For these reasons, we feel that it is best to have a traditional colonoscopy when possible.