CAT scanner
noun Date: 1975 a medical instrument consisting of integrated X-ray and computing equipment and used for computed tomography

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • CAT scanner — noun a tomograph that constructs a 3 D model of an object by combining parallel planes • Syn: ↑computerized axial tomography scanner • Hypernyms: ↑tomograph * * * CAT scanner, a machine that takes X ray pictures by computerized axial tomography.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • CAT scanner — CAT scan·ner skan ər n a medical instrument consisting of integrated X ray and computing equipment and used for computed tomography called also CT scanner …   Medical dictionary

  • CAT scanner — CAT′ scan ner [[t]kæt[/t]] n. med a tomographic device employing narrow beams of x rays in two planes at various angles to produce computerized cross sectional images of the body, including soft tissue Also called CT scanner …   From formal English to slang

  • CAT scanner — CAT scan|ner [ˈkæt ˌskænə US ər] n an electronic machine used in a hospital to get an image of the inside of someone s body >CAT scan n ▪ Her X rays and CAT scans were normal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • CAT scanner — /kat/ a specialized x ray instrument that displays computerized cross sectional images of the body, providing a noninvasive means of visualizing the brain, lungs, liver, spleen, and other soft tissue. Also called CT scanner. * * * …   Universalium

  • CAT scanner — x ray machine which produces computerized cross sectional images of the body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • CAT scanner — noun (C) an electronic machine used in a hospital to look inside someone s body …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • CAT scanner — /ˈkæt skænə / (say kat skanuh) noun a machine which produces a series of X rays by the process of computerised axial tomography …   Australian 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 scanning — n the action or process of making a CAT scan with a CAT scanner called also CT scanning …   Medical dictionary

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