computerized axial tomography definition

  • noun:
    • Tomography where computer evaluation of a few cross-sectional scans made along just one axis of a bodily structure or structure is used to construct a three-dimensional image of that structure. The technique is employed in diagnostic scientific studies of inner bodily frameworks, as in the recognition of tumors or brain aneurysms.
    • a way of examining body body organs by scanning these with X rays and using a pc to make a number of cross-sectional scans along just one axis

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