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 MedicineNet.com. It is often used to determine irregular or abnormal parts of the bod... More »

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Computerized tomography, or CT, scans provide several cross-sectional X-ray images of a specific area of the body as ordered by a doctor, according to WebMD. The machines are used to detect tumors, bone injuries, tissue ... More »

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According to the FDA, CAT scans rotate an x-ray source mounted opposite a detector around a patient, producing a thin, fan-shaped beam of x-rays that pass through patients' bodies one small section at a time. The detecto... More »

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 »

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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 »

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A computed topography scan, also known as a CT scan, uses rotating X-rays to create cross-sections of images of the body, according to the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. A computer compiles ... More »

Some patients need to visit MRI centers to undergo scans, which create images with more detail than X-rays, ultrasounds and CAT scans, according to Mayo Clinic. An MRI takes detailed images of the brain, spinal cord, ske... More »

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