computed tomography

computed tomography
noun
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
Hypernyms: ↑X-raying, ↑X-radiation

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noun or computerized tomography also computed axial tomography or computerized axial tomography
: radiography in which a three-dimensional image of a body structure is constructed by computer from a series of plane cross-sectional images made along an axis — see cat scan herein

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