CT scanning

CT scanning

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Caption: CT scan. Male patient undergoing a CT scan of his abdomen. CT (computed tomography) scanning is a diagnostic technique in which X-rays are passed through the body at different angles. A computer then produces a cross-sectional image of the tissue being examined. Also known as CAT (computed axial tomography) scanning, this technique provides clearer and more detailed information about body tissues than X-rays used by themselves. It also reduces the amount of dangerous radiation to which the patient is exposed.

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Keywords: abdomen, axial, cat, computed tomography scan, computer, ct scanning, diagnostic, diagnostics, equipment, healthcare, hospital, machine, male, man, medical, medicine, patient, radiation, scanner, technique, technology, x-rays

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