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computerized axial tomography

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noun
  1. the process of producing a CAT scan.
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Origin of computerized axial tomography

First recorded in 1970–75
Also called computed tomography, computer-assisted tomography, computerized tomography.
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British Dictionary definitions for computerized tomography

computerized tomography

noun
  1. med a radiological technique that produces images of cross sections through a patient's body using low levels of radiationAlso called (esp US): computed tomography Abbreviation: CT See also CT scanner
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computerized tomography in Medicine

computerized axial tomography

(kəm-pyōōtə-rīzd′)
n.
  1. 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.computed tomography
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computerized tomography in Science

computerized axial tomography

[kəm-pyōōtə-rīzd′]
  1. 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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