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

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Fraser’s team, which used computed tomography and laser scans on the mummy, found resin fragments, bandages, bones and 7,000 glass beads in the coffin. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "For decades, scientists said 2,500-year-old coffin was empty. Then they looked inside | Miami Herald," 27 Mar. 2018

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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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