CAT scan

CAT scan
noun
an image produced by scanning
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he analyzed the brain scan

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you could see the tumor in the CAT scan

Syn: ↑scan
Derivationally related forms: ↑scan (for: ↑scan)
Hypernyms: ↑picture, ↑image, ↑icon, ↑ikon

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\\ˈkat-, ˌsēˌāˈtē-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized C&A&T
Etymology: computed axial tomography
: a sectional view of the body made by computed tomography — called also CT scan
cat scanning noun, usually capitalized C&A&T

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/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)]

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CAT scan or CT scan noun
1. An image produced by such a machine
2. An examination with such a machine.
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Main Entry:CAT scanner

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CAT scan UK [ˈkæt ˌskæn] US noun [countable] [singular CAT scan plural CAT scans] medical
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 http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/cat-scan.htm
Thesaurus: medical tests and examinationshyponym
Variant: CT scan

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CAT scan,
1. an X-ray picture made by computerized axial tomography: »

CAT scans depict cross sections or slices of any region of the body as seen looking down through the patient, head to foot (Irwin J. Polk).

2. = CAT scanner. (Cf.CAT scanner)
3. = CAT scanning. (Cf.CAT scanning)

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n. an X-ray image made using computerized axial tomography
Derivatives:
CAT scanner n.

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/ˈkæt-/ noun, pl ⋯ scans [count]
medical : a picture of the inside of a part of your body that is made by a computerized machine — called also CT scan
CAT scanner noun, pl ⋯ -ners [count]

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CAT scan 7 [CAT scan] [ˈkæt skæn] [ˈkæt skæn] (also ˌCˈT scan) noun
a medical examination that uses a computer to produce an image of the inside of sb's body from ↑X-ray or ↑ultrasound pictures
See also:CT scan

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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