computed tomography

noun

Definition of computed tomography

:radiography in which a three-dimensional image of a body structure is constructed by computer from a series of plane cross-sectional images made along an axis called also computed axial tomography, computerized axial tomography, computerized tomography

First Known Use of computed tomography

1974


Medical Dictionary

computed tomography

noun

medical Definition of computed tomography

:a method of producing a three-dimensional image of an internal body structure by computerized combination of two-dimensional cross-sectional X-ray images abbreviation CT called also computed axial tomography, computerized axial tomography, computerized tomography; see ct colonography, ct scan

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