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CT scan


The doctors reassured him that they had done a CT scan which showed that the bullet had not gone near my brain.
Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  a diagnostic medical test that uses X-Rays to create a 3-dimensional image of part of the body
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CT scan computed tomography CT scans CAT scan CAT scans computerized tomography computer tomography computed axial tomography
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Computed tomography (CT) or computed axial tomography (CAT) are the same test by different names.
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  • The doctors reassured him that they had done a CT scan which showed that the bullet had not gone near my brain.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Do you know what a CT scan is?
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Need a CAT scan first, then see the lung doctor.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The hospital staff thought she meant she needed a CT scan or a blood test, but she meant a test for school.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • If he didn’t drink the fluid, they couldn’t do the CT scan.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • If you look at my CT scans, there are approximately ten tumors in my liver, and the doctors told me I have three to six months of good health left.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The laser, the transistor the polio vaccine, the microchip, the hologram, the personal computer, magnetic resonance imaging, CAT scans-the list goes on and on.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I’ve ordered a CAT scan in the morning.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • So we continued to work together for another week, but by then the pain was excruciating and after a CT scan the doctors informed me that I had two, possibly three, herniated disks in my lower back.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • CAT scans, NMR scans, PET scans, EEGs.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash

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  • In Radiology I was lifted into the doughnut for a CAT scan, but oddly, it was of my head and not my belly.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "They’re just gonna slide you in there for a CAT scan."
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • My mother had gone to the hospital for an appointment, to find out about a benign brain tumor a CAT scan had revealed a month ago.
    Amy Tan  --  Mother Tongue
  • He was the same doctor who was treating Alex, but he couldn’t tell her when Alex would wake and said that the CAT scans were inconclusive.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • We’ll just wait and see," one of the surgeons says, looking at the CAT scan of my head.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • She has wheezing and a worsening ct scan since February.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I flashed a giant image of the CT scans of my liver onto the screen.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • CT scans revealed I had pancreatic cancer, and it would take me just ten seconds on Google to discover how bad this news was.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Without the CT scan, they couldn’t diagnose.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • In January, I went home to Pittsburgh and my CT scans showed no cancer.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Another CT scan revealed new pockets of infection in Colton’s abdomen.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Then, on August 15, 2007, a Wednesday, Jai and I arrived at MD Anderson to go over the results of my latest CT scans with my oncologist, Robert Wolff.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I then pulled up my CT scans on the computer and started counting.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • He looked from Jai to me to the CT scans on the computer, and he knew what had just happened.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Still, she said, the hospital did not apologize when they said they had lost the CAT scan and she had come for nothing.
    Amy Tan  --  Mother Tongue
  • This time, Colton literally skipped all the way to the CT scan lab.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Dr. Amani, a soft-spoken man with a crooked mustache and a mane of gray hair, told us he had reviewed the CAT scan results and that he would have to perform a procedure called a bronchoscopy to get a piece of the lung mass for pathology.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • They took me for another CT scan.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But no, the order was from Deepak, and it read, "CAT scan of the head with and without contrast."
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The CT scan shows the bullet went very close to the brain.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Colonel Junaid ordered a third CT scan.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • When I was back in my room, Thomas Stone brought up Shiva’s CAT scan.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Colonel Junaid gave the general a briefing on the surgery and the proposed treatment plan, and General Kayani told him he should send the CT scans abroad to the best experts for advice.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I was on the way back to critical care after another CT scan, and flitted between consciousness and sleep until I woke properly.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I was shocked to see the huge white splotch—which is how blood looks on a CAT scan—involving both hemispheres and spilling into the ventricles.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • A CT scan reveals two more abscesses in his abdomen.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He skips to his CT scan, which shows no more obstruction.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The next afternoon Serena called me and said that a formidable phalanx of radiologists, pediatricians, and cancer doctors had just spent an hour studying John’s X rays and bone scans and ct scans.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • And when the doctor finally called her daughter, me, who spoke in perfect English — lo and behold — we had assurances the CAT scan would be found, promises that a conference call on Monday would be held, and apologies for any suffering my mother had gone through for a most regrettable mistake.
    Amy Tan  --  Mother Tongue
  • I remember he said that my CAT scan showed a similar but smaller spider knot of vessels, but mine wasn’t bleeding, a miracle of sorts, I suppose, since I’d bled from everywhere till I got Shiva’s liver.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I’m going to order a CT scan," he said.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • I want to go over your father’s CAT scans with you," he said.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
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Associated words [difficulty]:   CT scan [5] , ultrasound [5] , magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) [7] , positron emission tomography (PET) [9]
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