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Virtual colonoscopy to screen for osteoporosis

From NBC12 Healthcast

A new use for virtual colonoscopy. 

Doctors say it can also be used as a screening tool for osteoporosis. By applying a different software application to the virtual colonoscopy images, researchers were able to create a 3-d image of the spine.   

They found the images were nearly identical to traditional spine scans. 

Those scans are still the standard for care, but the virtual colonoscopy images may be an additional screening tool for osteoporosis.

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