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

Examples of colonography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One suggested the doctor recommended a virtual colonography, which uses CT technology. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2021

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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 12 Aug. 2022.

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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)

called also virtual colonography, virtual colonoscopy

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