computerized-tomography

computerized axial tomography

noun
the process of producing a CAT scan.
Also called computed tomography, computer-assisted tomography, computerized tomography.
Compare CAT scanner.


Origin:
1970–75

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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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computerized axial tomography   (kəm-py'tə-rīzd')  Pronunciation Key 
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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