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computed tomographic colonography

noun
variants: also computerized tomographic colonography or computed tomography colonography

medical Definition of computed tomographic colonography

:ct colonography
  • The radiologists have their own procedure—the computed tomographic colonography (CTC), or virtual colonoscopy. It uses X-rays and computers to produce multiple images of the inside of the colon.
  • The Boston Globe13 Mar. 2008
  • Tests that detect both pre-cancerous polyps and cancer include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, and computerized tomographic colonography
  • Food & Fitness AdvisorMay 2008
  • You're right about the president having a virtual colonoscopy (which is a nickname; the more formal term is computed tomography colonography).
  • —Robert J. MayerHarvard Health LetterJune 2010

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