a technique which is used to examine the soft tissues of the body. X-ray images of sections or 'slices' of the body are integrated by a computer to form a cross-sectional image.
Also called CT scan; an X-ray technique employing modern computer technology to enhance image quality. CT is valuable for examining soft body tissue.
A series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body; the pictures are created by a computer linked to an x-ray machine. Also called computed tomography (CT) scan or computed axial tomography (CAT) scan.