CT scanner


: a large device consisting of integrated X-ray and computing equipment that produces CT scans and is used chiefly in medical diagnosis

called also CAT scanner

Examples of CT scanner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent day, Shim offered Steffen and other state officials a tour of the hospital, showing them the cramped emergency department and the ancient CT scanner, and noting the lack of MRI machines. Washington Post, 24 May 2021 Mackie currently has two startups: Asto CT, a Middleton company that makes a standup CT scanner for horses; and Leo Cancer Care, which is co-headquartered in Middleton and the United Kingdom and leading advancements in upright positioning and proton radiation therapy. Kathleen Gallagher, Journal Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2022 In the lab, the researchers imaged the braincase—still embedded in rock—with a micro-CT scanner, which beamed x-rays at the fossil in thin slices. Bytess Joosse, science.org, 27 Sep. 2022 To investigate without hacking away at the irreplaceable artifact, researchers put the head in a micro-CT scanner. Luke Taylor, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2022 That’s the basic idea behind Cambridge, Mass.-based Lumafield, which designed a new type of CT scanner that gives engineers the ability to peer inside their products to identify leaky seals or create longer-lasting designs. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 In order to better understand the hearing and equilibirum of this ironclad dinosaur, researchers analyzed the small 1.9-inch (50-millimeter) braincase, using a micro-CT scanner to create a digital 3D cast. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of CT scanner was in 1975

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“CT scanner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CT%20scanner. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

CT scanner

: a medical instrument consisting of integrated X-ray and computing equipment and used for computed tomography

called also CAT scanner

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