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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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Talking to doctors, nurses, medical staff and attendants of the patients, the Chief Minister said that treatment facilities were being improved with the investment of billions of rupees, adding that latest CT scan machines had also been provided to the hospitals which would work round the clock and the patients would not have to suffer for the sake of their CT scans.
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