Main definitions of computed tomography in US English:

: computed tomography1computed tomography2

computed tomography1

noun

Medicine
  • A form of tomography in which a computer controls the motion of the X-ray source and detectors, processes the data, and produces the image; also called computed axial tomography, computerized (axial) tomography; abbreviated CT.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Radiology.

Main definitions of computed tomography in US English:

: computed tomography1computed tomography2

computed tomography2

noun

Medicine
  • A form of tomography in which a computer controls the motion of the X-ray source and detectors, processes the data, and produces the image.