Definitions for "Computerised Tomography"
Keywords:  tomography, scan, ray, cat, tomograms
Computerised tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a type of x-ray that produces cross-section pictures of the body. To have the scan, you lie on a couch while it passes through a large, hollow ring. See computerised tomography section.
A scanning procedure using X-rays and a computer to detect abnormalities of the body's organs. This technique provides cross-sectional images of body organs, which is much clearer than those provided by conventional X-rays.