A CT scan, CAT scan or Computerized Axial Tomography Scan are all the same thing.
Computerized (or computed) Tomography, abbreviated as CT, and often formerly referred to as computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans, are all X-ray procedures that combine many X-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body.
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