CAT scanner

[ kat ]
/ kæt /


a specialized x-ray instrument that displays computerized cross-sectional images of the body, providing a noninvasive means of visualizing the brain, lungs, liver, spleen, and other soft tissue.
Also called CT scanner. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cat scanner

CAT scanner
/ (kæt) /


former name for CT scanner

Word Origin for CAT scanner

C20: (C) omputerized (A) xial (T) omography
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Medicine definitions for cat scanner

CAT scanner


A device that uses computerized axial tomography to produce cross-sectional views of an internal body structure.CT scanner
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