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Q: PREPROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS:screening colonoscopy
A: Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. [ [ ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected lesions. Virtual colonoscopy, which uses 2D and 3D imagery reconstructed from computed
tomography (CT) scans or from nuclear magnetic resonance (MR) scans, is also possible, as a totally non-invasive medical test, although it is not standard and still under investigation regarding its diagnostic abilities. Furthermore, virtual colonoscopy does not allow for therapeutic manoeuvres such as polyp/tumour removal or biopsy nor visualization of lesions smaller than 5 millimetres. If a growth or polyp is detected using CT colonography, a standard colonoscopy would still need to be performed. Colonoscopy can remove polyps as small as one millimetre or less. Once polyps are removed, they can be studied with the aid of a microscope to determine if they are precancerous or not. ] ]
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User: PREPROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS:screening colonoscopy

Weegy: Colonoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. [ [ ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected lesions. Virtual colonoscopy, which uses 2D and 3D imagery reconstructed from computed tomography (CT) scans or from nuclear magnetic resonance (MR) scans, is also possible, as a totally non-invasive medical test, although it is not standard and still under investigation regarding its diagnostic abilities. Furthermore, virtual colonoscopy does not allow for therapeutic manoeuvres such as polyp/tumour removal or biopsy nor visualization of lesions smaller than 5 millimetres. If a growth or polyp is detected using CT colonography, a standard colonoscopy would still need to be performed. Colonoscopy can remove polyps as small as one millimetre or less. Once polyps are removed, they can be studied with the aid of a microscope to determine if they are precancerous or not. ] ]
Expert answered|gramesg|Points 101|

User: POSTPROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS: Colon Polyps

Weegy: PREPROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS: Colon cancer screening. POSTPROCEDURE DIAGNOSIS: Colon polyps, diverticulosis, hemorrhoids. [ PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Colonoscopy, conscious [ ] [ &%20Polypectomy%20-%202 ] ]
Expert answered|gramesg|Points 101|

User: PREMEDICATIONS: Fentanyl 100mcg and versed 4mg. Procedure: a colonoscopy was performed to the cecum. The scope was advanced to the cecum under direct vision without any difficulty:

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