computed tomography

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Synonyms for computed tomography

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

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Working with colleagues in West Germany and with Yale University's John Ostrom, Wellnhofer has just examined this small specimen though computed axial tomography, better known as CAT scanning.