CT scan


noun

Definition for ct scan (2 of 2)

CAT scan

or CT scan

[ kat ]
/ kæt /

noun

an examination performed with a CAT scanner.
an x-ray image obtained by examination with a CAT scanner.

Origin of CAT scan

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Science definitions for ct scan (1 of 2)

CT scan

[ sē ]

See CAT scan.

Science definitions for ct scan (2 of 2)

CAT scan

[ kăt ]

Short for computerized axial tomography scan. An image of a body structure produced by computerized axial tomography.

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Culture definitions for ct scan

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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