Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “CAT scan”

CAT scan

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæt.skæn/ us  
abbreviation for computerized axial tomography scan: a medical test that involves using X-rays to create a three-dimensional image of the inside of the body: The doctor arranged for me to have a CAT scan.
See also
(Definition of CAT scan from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of CAT scan?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “CAT scan” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sling

to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More