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Medical Imaging & Diagnostic Tests:

X-Rays, Electrons, & Magnetic Spin

Chapter 9

CT Scanner
The CAT scanner – computed axial tomography –  is in the form of a thin ring. It uses X-rays to make a cross sectional image of the human body. A high quality CAT scan typically takes only a few seconds to complete.  Photograph of MX 8000 model with permission of Philips Medical  Systems.