CAT scanner


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to CAT scanner: computed tomography, MRI scan, Computed tomography scan

CAT scanner

[′kat ‚skan·ər]
(medicine)
An instrument consisting of integrated x-ray and computing equipment and used for computerized tomography.
References in periodicals archive ?
The computerized axial tomograph, or CAT scanner, replaced the hospital's five-year-old scanner, said Shelley Comelison, director of radiology at the hospital.
A modified medical whole body CAT scanner was used for this study at the Tomographic Imaging and Porous Media (TIPM) laboratory in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Working much like a giant CAT scanner, the seismic arrays were used to sense, from all directions,the waves generated by numerous distant earthquakes and underground blasts.
A new CAT scanner was installed within the Emergency Department in addition to the digital X-ray and full access to a range of diagnostic services used for patients.
NHS patients could end up waiting weeks until it's their hospital's turn to use their own CAT scanner.
If you take something like a Cat scanner you might have it assembled in the US and France, its medical imaging coming from the UK and other parts from Israel and China.
The idea of the CAT scanner was born, following similar work done independently by Allan Cormack in South Africa.
Doctors were desperate for the hospital to have a CAT scanner so they could diagnose patients quicker, safer and more accurately.
A few weeks ago, Imatron's electron-beam CAT scanner was given FDA approval to do minimally invasive coronary angiograms.
We had the first CAT scanner on the west coast, the first surgical center, the first mammography.