CT scan

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a scan where a narrow X-ray beam, guided by a computer, photographs a thin section of the body or an organ from different angles; the results are fed into the computer which analyses them and produces a picture of a slice of the body or organ.

Medical

  • noun a computer picture of a slice of the body or an organ produced by a CT scanner.

Sports

  • noun a system of examining the body in which a narrow X-ray beam, guided by a computer, photographs a thin section of the body or of an organ from several angles, using the computer to build up an image of the section.

Electronics

  • abbreviationcomputer tomography scan
  • abbreviationcomputerized tomography scan
  • synonymcomputed tomography
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