Term: Computerized / Computed Tomography (CT) Scans

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2009-10-19


The CT San is a radiological diagnostic test that can examine internal body structures. CT scans are pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X-ray images and turns them into pictures on a screen. The CT scan can reveal soft tissues and other structures that cannot be seen in conventional X-rays. Using the same dosage of radiation as that of an ordinary X-ray machine, an entire slice of the body can be made visible with about 100 times more clarity with the CT scan. Also known as a CAT Scan.

See the Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging concept for more information.

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