CAT scan
noun Etymology: computerized axial tomography Date: 1975 an image made by computed tomographyCAT scanning noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • CAT scan — UK [ˈkæt ˌskæn] / US or CT scan UK [ˌsiː ˈtiː ˌskæn] / US [ˌsɪ ˈtɪ ˌskæn] noun [countable] Word forms CAT scan : singular CAT scan plural CAT scans medical a medical test in which computer technology is used for producing an image of the inside… …   English dictionary

  • CAT scan — CAT′ scan [[t]kæt[/t]] n. 1) med an examination performed with a CAT scanner 2) med an x ray image obtained by examination with a CAT scanner Also called CT scan Etymology: 1970–75; c(omputerized) a(xial) t(omography) …   From formal English to slang

  • CAT scan — [kat] n. [c(omputerized) a(xial) t(omography)] CT SCAN CAT scanner n. CAT scanning n …   English World dictionary

  • CAT scan — [ kæt ,skæn ] or CT scan [ ,si ti ,skæn ] noun count a medical test in which computer technology is used for producing an image of the inside of a part of your body, or the image that is produced in this way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • CAT scan — noun an image produced by scanning he analyzed the brain scan you could see the tumor in the CAT scan • Syn: ↑scan • Derivationally related forms: ↑scan (for: ↑scan) …   Useful english dictionary

  • CAT scan — computed axial tomography scan * * * CAT scan kat skan, .sē .ā tē n a sectional view of the body constructed by computed tomography called also CT scan * * * CT scan computerized axial tomography, or the image obtained from it …   Medical dictionary

  • CAT scan — /kat/ 1. an examination performed with a CAT scanner. 2. an x ray image obtained by examination with a CAT scanner. Also, CT scan. [1970 75; C(OMPUTERIZED) A(XIAL) T(OMOGRAPHY)] * * * …   Universalium

  • CAT scan — Computerized axial tomography scan. A series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, taken from different angles; the pictures are created by a computer linked to an x ray machine. Also called computerized axial tomography scan, computed… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • CAT scan — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. computerized axial tomogrpahy scan, image, cross sectional view, body scan, brain scan, diagnostic procedure …   English dictionary for students

  • CAT scan — scanning of organs using an x ray machine which produces computerized cross sectional images of the body, CT scan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • CAT scan — • computed axial tomography scan …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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