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computed tomography scan

[toe-mahg-ruh-fee] also called a CT scan or CAT scan. An imaging test in which many x-rays are taken from different angles of a part of the body. These images are combined by a computer to make cross-sectional pictures that show details of internal organs much better than standard x-rays. Except for when the dye is injected (needed in some but not all cases), this is a painless test that can be done in an outpatient clinic. See also outpatient, imaging tests, ionizing radiation.

Computed tomography scan

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Nuclear scans

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Imaging (Radiology) Tests

... Types of imaging tests; Computed tomography scan; Magnetic resonance
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Magnetic resonance imaging

... Computed tomography scan. ... A computer takes the signals from these changes
and converts ... Before the scan, the MR technologist will ask you if you ...


How are soft tissue sarcomas diagnosed?

... Computed tomography scans. ... A computer then combines these pictures into
an image of a slice ... need to lie still on the table while the scan is being ...


Factors that determine which imaging tests are used in ...

... Many different scans are used to get images of what's happening inside the
body, including x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine scans and ...


The ABCs of Cancer Testing: Decoding Common ...

... CAT scan is shorthand for a computed tomography scan ... This type of scan uses
a computer to make a ... is different from a CT scan, however, because ...


Cancer Glossary

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How is multiple myeloma diagnosed?

... The computed tomography (CT) scan (also known as a CAT ... A computer then
combines these pictures into an ... on the table while the scan is being ...



... not as detailed as those from CT or MRI scans. ... a pattern of echoes that the
computer will show ... may be asked to hold your breath during the scan. ...