computed tomographic colonography

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 Globe, 13 Mar. 2008 Tests that detect both pre-cancerous polyps and cancer include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, and computerized tomographic colonographyFood & Fitness Advisor, May 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. Mayer, Harvard Health Letter, June 2010

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“Computed tomographic colonography.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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