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A small bowel capsule endoscopy is a procedure to view the small intestine by having the patient swallow a capsule the size of a large pill, which has a camera inside.
A computerized tomographic (CT) colonography, or virtual colonoscopy, is a procedure to check for health issues in the digestive tract, including colorectal cancer, using a CT scanner.
Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure to view the upper digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and beginning of the small intestine.
There are many test options to get screened for colorectal cancer (CRC). Talk to your gastroenterologist to find out which test is best for you.
An endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure performed by a gastroenterologist, who uses a combination of endoscopy and ultrasound to look at the digestive tract and nearby organs and tissues.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure that uses endoscopy, x-ray and dye to view the biliary tract and pancreatic ducts and possibly treat issues there.