colonography

noun
co·​lo·​nog·​ra·​phy | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce colonography (audio) \
plural colonographies

Definition of colonography

: noninvasive visualization of the interior of the colon by means of computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging especially to screen for polyps or cancerous growths

First Known Use of colonography

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Colonography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colonography. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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colonography

noun
co·​lo·​nog·​ra·​phy | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce colonography (audio) \
plural colonographies

Medical Definition of colonography

: noninvasive visualization of the interior of the colon by means of computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging especially : ct colonography A colonography, also known as a "virtual colonoscopy," uses a very high-powered CAT scan to reconstruct what the colon looks like. — Debbie Blank, The Herald Tribune (Batesville, Indiana), 18 Mar. 2011

called also virtual colonography, virtual colonoscopy

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