computed axial tomography
noun see computed tomography

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • computed axial tomography — noun a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis • Syn: ↑computerized tomography, ↑computed tomography, ↑CT, ↑computerized axial tomography …   Useful english dictionary

  • computed axial tomography — com·put·ed axial tomography kəm .pyüt əd n COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY abbr. CAT …   Medical dictionary

  • Computed axial tomography — Tomodensitométrie Pour les articles homonymes, voir TDM et Scanner. La tomodensitométrie (TDM) dite aussi tomographie axiale calculée par ordinateur, CT scan ou simplement scanner[1], est une technique d imagerie médicale qui consiste à calculer… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • computed axial tomography scanner — or computerized axial tomography scanner noun A machine which produces X ray pictures of cross sections of the body with the assistance of a computer (abbrev CAT or CT scanner) • • • Main Entry: ↑compute …   Useful english dictionary

  • computed axial tomography (CAT) — or computed tomography (CT) Diagnostic imaging method using a low dose beam of X rays that crosses the body in a single plane at many different angles. Conceived by William Oldendorf and developed independently by Godfrey Hounsfield (b. 1919) and …   Universalium

  • computed axial tomography scan — noun A medical imaging process involving the use of multiple X ray images to produce a three dimensional image of internal organs …   Wiktionary

  • computerized axial tomography — noun a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis • Syn: ↑computerized tomography, ↑computed tomography, ↑CT, ↑computed axial tomography,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • computerized axial tomography — the process of producing a CAT scan. Also called computed tomography, computer assisted tomography, computerized tomography. Cf. CAT scanner. [1970 75] * * *        diagnostic imaging method using a low dose beam of X rays that crosses the body… …   Universalium

  • computerized axial tomography — com·pu·ter·ized axial tomography kəm .pyüt ə .rīzd n COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY abbr. CAT …   Medical dictionary

  • computerized axial tomography — noun see computed tomography …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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