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What does CT (as in CT scan) stand for ?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by librarising, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    As I've previously posted, I was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis earlier this year and am on a list for a valve replacement some time next year.
    Yesterday I got a call inviting me in for a CT scan. As a watcher of all things medical, I thought I knew what CT stood for. It appears I didn't.
    Without cheating, or being a medical professional, what do YOU think CT stands for ?
    Geoff
     
  2. centaur68

    centaur68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    good question, I'm an HCP so not allowed to answer but I'm sure a lot of people won't know without resorting to Google
     
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  3. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is it Costly Technology ?
     
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  4. EllsKBells

    EllsKBells Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Computed Tomography! Neuropathology masters student who had to do a lot of neuroimaging stuff, so maybe slightly cheating? :p
     
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    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    giant donuts that dont taste very nice.
     
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  6. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    There's always one :joyful:
    Geoff
     
  7. librarising

    librarising LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Cleverrrrrr.
     
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    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Tomography is a way of getting a 'picture' of a cross-section through a part of the body. Interestingly, if anyone gets a referral to ophthalmology for maculopathy, they generally get an OCT (optical coherence tomography) which shows a cross-section through the retina and allows any pockets of fluid (which can be sight-threatening) to be identified.
     
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