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computer-assisted tomography

computerized axial tomography

noun
1.
the process of producing a CAT scan.
Also called computed tomography, computer-assisted tomography, computerized tomography.
Compare CAT scanner.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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computerassisted tomography in Medicine

computerized axial tomography com·put·er·ized axial tomography (kəm-pyōō'tə-rīzd')
n.
Abbr. CAT
Tomography used in diagnostic studies of internal bodily structures, 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. Also called computed tomography.

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computerassisted tomography in Science
computerized axial tomography
  (kəm-py'tə-rīzd')   
Tomography in which computer analysis of a series of cross-sectional x-ray images 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.
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