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CT (computed tomography) scan

A CT (computed tomography) scan is a type of scan that uses X-rays to take detailed pictures in very fine slices through the part of your body being investigated. It was once called a "CAT" scan.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Radiology, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed February 2020.

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