CT or CAT scanner
The Computerise Axial Tomographic Scanner (CAT or CT scanner) uses X-rays to produce images of one slice of the body at a time.
Uses of CT scanner
CT scanners are very good at examining soft tissue. They are used:
- To produce detailed images of the brain.
- To produce detailed images of the chest, abdominal or pelvic organs; for example the lungs, liver, kidneys, bladder and the gut.