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CAT scanner

n.
A CT scanner.
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CAT scanner

(kæt)
n
(Medicine) former name for CT scanner
[C20: (C)omputerized (A)xial (T)omography]
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CAT′ scan`ner

(kæt)
n.
a tomographic device employing narrow beams of x-rays in two planes at various angles to produce computerized cross-sectional images of the body, including soft tissue.
Also called CT scanner.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.CAT scanner - a tomograph that constructs a 3-D model of an object by combining parallel planes
tomograph - X-ray machine in which a computer builds a detailed image of a particular plane through an object from multiple X-ray measurements
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Translations

CAT scanner

[ˈkætˌskænəʳ] n (Med) → apparecchiatura per la TAC f inv
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