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CAT scan

or CT scan

[kat]
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noun
  1. an examination performed with a CAT scanner.
  2. an x-ray image obtained by examination with a CAT scanner.
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Origin of CAT scan

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cat scan in Science

CAT scan

[kăt]
  1. Short for computerized axial tomography scan. An image of a body structure produced by computerized axial tomography.
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cat 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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