computerized tomography

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, CAT scan, computed tomography scan, and CT scan.

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  • Computerized tomography — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The computerized tomography (CT) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be seen in… …   Medical dictionary

  • computerized tomography — CT a form of X ray examination in which the X ray source and detector (CT scanner) rotate around the object to be scanned and the information obtained can be used to produce cross sectional images (see cross sectional imaging) by computer (a CT… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • computerized 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: ↑computed tomography, ↑CT, ↑computerized axial tomography, ↑computed axial… …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • computerized tomography — cross sectional computerized image of the human body for medical purposes, CT …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Scan, computerized tomography — Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X ray images and turns them in pictures. The computerized tomography (CT) scan can reveal some soft tissue and other structures that cannot be seen in… …   Medical dictionary

  • multidetector computerized tomography — MDCT a development of spiral CT scanning that uses more than one array of detectors opposite the X ray tube, so that more tissue can be included, with thinner cuts, in a single rotation of the machine. This is particularly important for three… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • multislice computerized tomography — MSCT; see multidetector computerized tomography …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • EBCT (electron beam computerized tomography) — A new (and controversial) noninvasive test for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). EBCT, or Ultrafast CT (as the technique will be termed here) is designed to measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. In patients with CAD,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Electron beam computerized tomography (EBCT) — A new (and controversial) noninvasive test for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). EBCT, or Ultrafast CT (as the technique will be termed here) is designed to measure calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. In patients with CAD,… …   Medical dictionary

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