computerized axial tomography scan


computerized axial tomography scan
A series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body taken from different angles. The pictures are created by a computer linked to an x-ray machine. Also called CAT scan, computed tomography scan, CT scan, and computerized tomography.

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  • Computerized axial tomography scan — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be… …   Medical dictionary

  • Scan, computerized axial tomography — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be… …   Medical dictionary

  • computerized axial tomography — the process of producing a CAT scan. Also called computed tomography, computer assisted tomography, computerized tomography. Cf. CAT scanner. [1970 75] * * *        diagnostic imaging method using a low dose beam of X rays that crosses the body… …   Universalium

  • Computerized axial tomography (CAT) — Cat scanning adds X ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross sectional views anatomy. It can identify normal and abnormal structures and be used to guide procedures. CAT scanning is painless. Iodine containing contrast material is… …   Medical dictionary

  • computerized axial tomography — comput′erized ax′ial tomog′raphy n. med the process of producing a CAT scan Compare CAT scanner • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Axial tomography, computerized — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tomography, computerized axial — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be… …   Medical dictionary

  • computed tomography scan — CT scan. A series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body taken from different angles; the pictures are created by a computer linked to an x ray machine. Also called CT scan, computerized tomography, computerized axial tomography scan, and… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Computerized tomography — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The computerized tomography (CT) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be seen in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Scan, computerized tomography — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The computerized tomography (CT) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be seen in… …   Medical dictionary


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