computed tomographic colonography

noun

variants also computerized tomographic colonography or computed tomography 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
Tests that detect both pre-cancerous polyps and cancer include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, and computerized tomographic colonographyFood & Fitness Advisor
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

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“Computed tomographic colonography.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/computed%20tomographic%20colonography. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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