Definition of CAT scan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


CAT scan

BrE BrE//ˈkæt skæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæt skæn//
(also CT scan) Medical examinations
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a medical examination that uses a computer to produce an image of the inside of somebody’s body from X-ray or ultrasound pictures See related entries: Medical examinations
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: CAT scan