computed tomography scan

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

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