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CAT scan

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Definition of CAT scan in English:

noun

An X-ray image made using computerized axial tomography.
Example sentences
  • We'll need to run a CAT scan to see exactly what is on your brain, and also some other quick painless tests.
  • A recent CAT scan demonstrated that Dice's surgically repaired left knee is 90 percent healed.
  • Specialized X-rays called CAT scans of the top of a fossil thigh bone show clear evidence that the creature walked upright, like pre-humans, and not like apes, the researchers said.

Derivatives

CAT scanner

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noun
Example sentences
  • They've been scanning me with everything you can imagine - electron beam scanners and CAT scanners and MRIs - and assembling all this information so I can see my own nervous system, my own cardiovascular system, in three dimensions.
  • The autopsy will clearly show what the CAT scanner showed, and what we predicted.
  • Medical technologies that help prolong life, such as the imaging processing used in CAT scanners and MRI machines, trace their origins to technology engineered for the use in space.

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