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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
Abbreviation for computerized axial tomography.  A CAT scan is a specialized, nondestructive, x-ray examination that collects a sequence of cross sectional scans then uses a computer to generate a 3-dimensional image of the whole object. CAT scans have been used to examine decay in the interior of wood artifacts (Bucher 1996).
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Abbreviation for computerized axial tomography.  A CAT scan is a specialized, nondestructive, x-ray examination that collects a sequence of cross sectional scans then uses a computer to generate a 2D or 3D dimensional image of the object. (see Tomography)
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
"CT scanner; computerized axial tomography; tomographie axiale (Fr.); tomodensimètre (Fr.); Computer-Tomographie Untersuchung (Deut.)
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"CT scanner; computerized axial tomography; tomographie (Fr.); tomodensimètrie (Fr.); Computer-Tomographie Untersuchung (Deut.)
 
 
== Additional Information ==
 
 
 
W. Bucher, ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 08:40, 12 September 2013

CAT Scan

Description

Abbreviation for computerized axial tomography. A CAT scan is a specialized, nondestructive, x-ray examination that collects a sequence of cross sectional scans then uses a computer to generate a 2D or 3D dimensional image of the object. (see Tomography)

Synonyms and Related Terms

"CT scanner; computerized axial tomography; tomographie (Fr.); tomodensimètrie (Fr.); Computer-Tomographie Untersuchung (Deut.)

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