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computed tomography

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ACHIMPANZEE was given a hi-tech CAT scan in a Welsh hospital after his owners spotted a mystery lump under his chin.
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The results of DNA and CAT scans on King Tut's mummy will be compared to those made of King Amenhotep III, who may have been Tutankamun's grandfather.
When cardiac CAT scans are used during an emergency situation, they can provide critical diagnostic information about coronary blood flow that can help save a patient's life.
Recently a major study found that in the general population, annual low-dose CT scans (formerly called CAT scans) could reduce U.S.
Jeff suffered a linear separation in his aorta, a condition revealed by CAT scans at a Long Beach, Calif., hospital just hours before he died.
From calculating taxes and evaluating insurance claims to reading CAT scans and providing PowerPoint help to busy executives, work is heading to India, China, Poland, and other countries where labor is cheaper and, perhaps most unsettling, quality is often higher.
Creating and storing large archives of rich media such as digital photographs, videos, X-rays, MRIs and CAT scans is becoming easier: for example, a digitized medical institution generates approximately 12 terabytes of medical images annually.
This was an easier fix than might be assumed as most diagnostic imaging departments are already using electronic image capture in MRI and CAT scans. Radiologists are also already used to and engaged in the use of technology for imaging viewing, addition/subtraction techniques and image rotation.
Since the 1990s was declared to be the decade of the brain, technology has advanced enough through MRIs, CAT Scans and PET Scans, that live brains have been able to be studied.
The second file would be secure and might contain the patient's entire medical history, including imaging data such as radiology results, X-rays, and MRI and CAT scans," he added.
The number of CAT scans the hospital conducts jumped from about 400 a month to 500, she said, because of the speed of the new scanner.