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CAT scanner

[kat] /kæt/
noun
1.
a specialized x-ray instrument that displays computerized cross-sectional images of the body, providing a noninvasive means of visualizing the brain, lungs, liver, spleen, and other soft tissue.
Also called CT scanner.
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British Dictionary definitions for CAT scanner

CAT scanner

/kæt/
noun
1.
former name for CT scanner
Word Origin
C20: (C)omputerized (A)xial (T)omography
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CAT scanner in Medicine

CAT scanner (kāt)
n.
A device that uses computerized axial tomography to produce cross-sectional views of an internal body structure.

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