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.
Industrial CAT Scan is Available to Manufacturing Companies
MRI provides pictures of soft tissue that cannot be easily seen with x-ray technology, which includes CT or CAT scans.
Hornaday has had to go through CAT scans and was fitted for a head-and- neck safety helmet in recent weeks.
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.
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).
At this hospital, they do everything from cat scans to brain surgery, and they've never cured a single person.
Utilized in conjunction with the security platforms of the MedLink VPN which allows subscribing doctors and others to securely communicate and to remotely access and retrieve patient records, lab results, X-Rays, CAT Scans and other pertinent patient information.