Definitions for "CAT Scan"
This test combines x-ray and computer technologies to produce highly detailed cross sectional tissue views.
Short for Computed Axial Tomography---a method of producing 3-D images by recording the passage of waves of energy through structures.
Computer Aided Tomography. A procedure where X-ray and computers are used to obtain a detailed image of the cross section of any part of the body.
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Looking for Kitty
searching for ones lost kitty
The practice of making sure that there are no cats in an operating theatre before the patient is brought in. Came into widespread use after the awful 'Tiddles' incident of 1992.
chemotherapy codon contraindication cytotoxic T-lymphocyte
a valued tool for detecting brain and spinal abnormalities because of the great precision with which it can show these structures
A special type of radiograph which is especially useful to look at bone. It also shows the brain and spinal cord, but not in the detail that can be obtained with MRI.
a common radiologic test, which can be tuned to study the blood vessels
an invasive test
Keywords:  procedure, risk, low
a very low-risk procedure