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CAT scan

or CT scan

[kat] /kæt/
an examination performed with a CAT scanner.
an x-ray image obtained by examination with a CAT scanner.
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CT scan
See CAT scan.
CAT scan
Short for computerized axial tomography scan. An image of a body structure produced by computerized axial tomography.
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CT scan in Culture
CAT scan [(kat)]

A three-dimensional image of a cross section of the body made with x-rays that is useful in diagnosing disease (for example, in detecting tumors). CAT stands for computerized axial tomography, the name of the method used to produce the image.

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