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computed tomography

n. Abbr. CT
Tomography in which computer analysis of a series of x-ray scans made of a bodily structure or tissue is used to construct a three-dimensional image of that structure. The technique is used in diagnostic studies of internal bodily structures, as in the detection of tumors or brain aneurysms.

computed tomography

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(Medicine) med another name (esp US) for computerized tomography
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Noun1.computed tomography - a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
X-raying, X-radiation - obtaining images by the use of X rays
Translations
počítačová tomografievýpočetní tomografie
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