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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Unlike CAT scanning, MRI does not produce any radiation exposure.
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In contrast, X-ray techniques such as CAT scanning do not penetrate well through the thick, rock-hard fossil bones of large animals.