- 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 tomography scan, CT scan, and computerized tomography.
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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 — (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