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Endocrine Surgery Encyclopedia
CT stands for computerized tomography.
In this procedure, a thin X-ray beam is rotated
around the area of the body to be visualized.
Using very complicated mathematical processes
called algorithms, the computer is able to generate a 3-D image of a section through the
CT scans are very detailed and provide excellent information for the physician.
Review Date: 5/31/2006
Reviewed By: Jeffrey J. Brown, MD FACR, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University
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