CAT scan


CAT scan

noun \ˈkat-\

medical : a picture of the inside of a part of your body that is made by a computerized machine

Full Definition of CAT SCAN

:  an image made by computed tomography
CAT scanning noun

Origin of CAT SCAN

computerized axial tomography
First Known Use: 1975

CAT scan

noun \ˈkat-ˈskan, ˌsē-ˌā-ˈtē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAT SCAN

: a sectional view of the body constructed by computed tomography—called also CT scan

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: CAT scanner
Previous Word in the Dictionary: cats and dogs
All Words Near: CAT scan

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up CAT scan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More