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Related to computerized tomography: positron emission tomography, CAT scan, CAT scanner, computerized axial tomography, MRI scan
computerized tomography[kəm′pyüd·ə‚rīzd tə′mäg·rə·fē]
The process of producing a picture showing human body organs in cross section by first electronically detecting the variation in x-ray transmission through the body section at different angles, and then using this information in a digital computer to reconstruct the x-ray absorption of the tissues at an array of points representing the cross section. Abbreviated CT. Also known as computed tomography; computerized axial tomography (CAT).
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