computerized axial tomography
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Related to computerized axial tomography: CAT scan, CAT scanner, nuclear magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography
computerized axial tomography:see CAT scanCAT scan
[computerized axial tomography], X-ray technique that allows relatively safe, painless, and rapid diagnosis in previously inaccessible areas of the body; also called CT scan.
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computerized axial tomography[kəm¦pyüd·ə‚rīzd ¦ak·sē·əl tə′mä·grə·fē]
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