Computer-assisted tomography



noun
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noun
1.
the process of producing a CAT scan.

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.
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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