or CT scan
- an examination performed with a CAT scanner.
- an x-ray image obtained by examination with a CAT scanner.
Origin of CAT scan
1970–75; c(omputerized) a(xial) t(omography)
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- Short for computerized axial tomography scan. An image of a body structure produced by computerized axial tomography.
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