Can a CT colonography detect diverticulitis?

Can a CT colonography detect diverticulitis?

CTC detected diverticulosis with good accuracy while the detection accuracy of small polyps was poor. CTC is a viable alternative, especially in case of incomplete colonoscopy or in a situation with limited colonoscopy resources.

Is a CT colonography the same as a CT scan?

CT (computed tomography) colonography is a test that uses CT scans to check the large bowel (colon) and back passage (rectum). It’s also called a virtual colonoscopy. You have this test as an outpatient in the CT scanning (or radiology) department at the hospital.

Can you have a colonoscopy with diverticulitis?

Your doctor may recommend colonoscopy six weeks after you recover from diverticulitis, especially if you haven’t had the test in the previous year. There doesn’t appear to be a direct link between diverticular disease and colon or rectal cancer.

What is a Colonography CT scan?

You have been referred by your physician for a CT colonography exam (also called virtual colonoscopy). This study looks for significant growths, such as polyps, within your rectum and colon. Polyps are growths on the lining of the colon that sometimes grow into cancers.

What is the diagnosis code for diverticulitis?

The ICD code K57 is used to code Diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall. This process is known as diverticulosis, and typically occurs within the large intestine, or colon, although it can occasionally occur in the small intestine as well.

How does diverticulitis affect the sigmoid colon?

As if these problems weren’t bad enough, a diverticulum can sometimes rupture and become inflamed or infected, giving rise to the condition diverticulitis. Because the sigmoid colon is the most common area for diverticula to develop, this also happens to be the most common area affected by diverticulitis.

What is the ICD 9 code for diverticulitis?

A patient admitted with colon diverticulitis with abscess is assigned to codes 562.11, Diverticulitis of colon, and 569.5, Abscess of intestine (AHA Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, 1996, first quarter, pages 13-14).