Explanation of the test, including illustrations, notes on how the exam is performed and how it feels, as well as how patients should prepare for a colonoscopy.
Resources for doctors and patients. Includes notes on how colonoscopy is performed, current news and research, FAQs, and message boards.
From National Digestive Information Clearinghouse. Explanation of the procedure in which physicians examine the entire large intestine.
Resources for patients, including an explanation of the procedure which examines the entire large intestine.
Diagnostic Tests: Colonoscopy
From the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. Information on the procedure, patient preparation for the exam, and risks from the test.