computed tomography

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Related to Computer-assisted tomography: computed tomography, CAT scan, positron emission tomography, PET scan, MRI scan, Computer aided 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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In computer-assisted tomography (Brooks and DiChiro 1976), a slice of the object under examination is divided into a M x M matrix consisting of small squares called pixels (Hounsfield 1972).
The Boston radiologists used a spiral scanning technique directed only at the region of the appendix, instead of the standard computer-assisted tomography (CT or CAT) scan.
They are experimenting with the use of computer-assisted tomography, or CAT scan, to look at everything from root-mass growth to apple bruises.
In this new study of ONYX-015, the product is administered either 1) by using computer-assisted tomography to guide the injection directly into the tumor mass; or 2) intra-operatively if, during surgery, it is discovered that a tumor cannot be completely removed.
3] Nonstandard abbreviations: cTn, cardiac troponin; hs, high sensitivity; AMI, acute myocardial infarction; ACS, acute coronary syndrome; STEMI, ST-elevated myocardial infarction; ROMICAT, Rule Out Myocardial Infarction Using Computer-Assisted Tomography.
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