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A CT scanner.
(Medicine) former name for CT scanner
[C20: (C)omputerized (A)xial (T)omography]
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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|Noun||1.||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