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computed axial tomography


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  • n. A medical imaging process involving the use of multiple X-ray images to produce a three dimensional image of internal organs.
  • n. A scan produced by this technique, a computed axial tomography scan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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


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