computed axial tomography

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com·put·ed axial tomography

Computerized axial tomography.
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Noun1.computed axial 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
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Computed axial tomography equipment maintenance (TAC).
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The new study, by Paul Scofield of the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand and Ken Ashwell of the University of New South Wales, used computed axial tomography (CAT/CT) scans to reconstruct the size of the brain, eyes, ears and spinal cord of this ancient eagle.
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CT--computed tomography is--a 3D X-ray of a component and is the same technology (also known as computed axial tomography, or CAT scanning) as is used in medicine to produce internal images of the body.
We performed thoracic high-resolution computed axial tomography (HRCT), using 7 mm helical technique after intravenous contrast administration followed by high-resolution imaging, using 1 mm collimation every 1 cm from lung apex to base (Figure 1B-D).

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