Definition for ct scan (2 of 2)
or CT scan
[ kat ]
/ kæt /
an examination performed with a CAT scanner.
an x-ray image obtained by examination with a CAT scanner.
Origin of CAT scan
1970–75; c(omputerized) a(xial) t(omography)
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Science definitions for ct scan (1 of 2)
[ sē′tē′ ]
See CAT scan.
Science definitions for ct scan (2 of 2)
[ 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
[ (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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