computed tomographycomputed tomography
Tomography in which computer analysis of a series of x-ray scans made of a bodily structure or tissue is used to construct a three-dimensional image of that structure. The technique is used in diagnostic studies of internal bodily structures, as in the detection of tumors or brain aneurysms.
(plural computed tomographies)
- A form of radiography which uses computer software to create images, or slices, at various planes of depth from images taken around a body or volume of interest.
- attributive form of computed tomography
- computed-tomography scan