computerized axial tomography scan [also called CAT scan, computed tomography, CT scan, and computerized tomography]


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A series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, taken from different angles, created by an x-ray machine linked to a computer.

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Audio contributed by: Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach

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