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computerized axial tomography

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noun
the process of producing a CAT scan.
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Also called computed tomography, computer-assisted tomography, computerized tomography.
Compare CAT scanner.

Origin of computerized axial tomography

First recorded in 1970–75
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Scientific definitions for computerized axial tomography

computerized axial tomography
[ kəm-pyōōtə-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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