computerized axial tomography


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computerized axial tomography

n. Abbr. CAT
Tomography in which computer analysis of a series of cross-sectional scans made along a single axis 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. Also called computerized tomography.

comput′erized ax′ial tomog′raphy


n.
the process of producing a CAT scan. Compare CAT scanner.
[1970–75]

Computerized Axial Tomography


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(CT scan) A diagnostic method of examining the inside of the body (especially the brain) using hundreds of X-ray images that are combined by computer to build up a detailed picture.
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Noun1.computerized 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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