The CAT scan procedure is a computerized tomography scan that includes a series of x-rays to create cross-sectional images of bones and tissue, notes Mayo Clinic. The procedure can be performed on a full body or a partic... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A head computerized tomography scan uses a computer to process a series of X-ray images taken from several different angles, to develop cross-sectional views of the inside of the head, according to Mayo Clinic. A CT scan... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A CAT scan, or computerized axial tomography, is a procedure that uses X-rays to create images of the inside of the body, according to It is often used to determine irregular or abnormal parts of the bod... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A "CAT scan" is a mix of cross-sectional images of a person's bones and soft tissues, according to Mayo Clinic. KidsHealth points out that "CAT scan" is a common name for what is actually a CT, or computerized tomography... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a CAT scan, or computed tomography scan, with contrast is a method of imaging the body with X-rays and computer technology during which a particular organ or section of the body is hi... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

An abdominal computed tomography, or CT, scan uses x-rays to examine the abdomen from several different angles, according to MedlinePlus. The test is used to check several conditions, including hernias, abdominal masses,... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A CAT scan generally does not last longer than 10 minutes, according to NHS Choices. The amount of time a CAT scan takes varies between individuals due to the size of the person and the part of the body being scanned. More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging