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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However, he was given the all-clear after being through the CAT scan at Singleton Hospital in Swansea.
It is now apparent that CAT scans present many significant risks, especially when used for screening people with no signs or symptoms of disease.
From now on, the thousands of veterans receiving outpatient health care at Sepulveda -- from the San Fernando Valley all the way up to Bakersfield and Santa Barbara -- will have to go over the hill to the West Los Angeles VA for an MRI or CAT scan.
William McCroskey, president of Innovative Imaging Systems, said the industrial CT machine differs from medical CAT scan systems in several respects: "The industrial system can utilize higher x-ray energy levels and must be able to scan objects of much greater variety in size and shape.
Richard is probably the only owner I've ever known that made us drivers get a CAT scan,'' Hornaday said.
Unlike magnetic resonance imaging or CAT scans, the ultrasound 'eyeball' could easily be inserted during surgery to depict abnormalities embedded within tissue, Goldberg says.
While CAT Scans (CT) are currently the diagnostic standard for hematomas, many head trauma patients do not quickly receive a CT scan - either because of accident site or due to CT availability issues.
Another wing will be remodeled to offer radiology services such as CAT scans, ultrasounds and mammograms.
His findings indicate that high-resolution CAT scans or examination of materials rinsed out of the lung's bronchioles can provide an earlier indication of lung scarring, or asbestosis, than can X-rays or breathing tests.
Newport Imaging Center has been serving California's Orange County residents for the past 15 years with a wide variety of radiology and imaging procedures including MRI, CAT scans, ultrasound, bone densitometry (DEXA), mammography and diagnostic x-ray procedures.
For security reasons, the FAA said it would not say which airports will use the new, sophisticated screening devices which operate similar to the CAT scans used in medicine.
In an open-ended question asking about marketplace trends in group medical, respondents reported that some employers were changing to co-insurance with deductibles, rather than co-pays, for higher priced medical procedures such as out-patient surgery, MRIs, CAT scans and specialty injectable medications.
At this hospital, they do everything from cat scans to brain surgery, and they've never cured a single person.
The MedLink Virtual Private Network allows subscribing doctors to securely communicate with other physicians and remotely access and retrieve patient records, lab results, X-Rays, CAT Scans and other Personal Health Information (PHI).
He undergoes X-rays, CAT scans and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, of his left leg, all costly procedures, but all free to him under St.