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Medical Term:

CT number

 

Definition: a normalized value of the calculated x-ray absorption coefficient of a pixel (picture element) in a computed tomogram, expressed in Hounsfield units, where the CT number of air is -1000 and that of water is 0.

Synonym(s): Hounsfield number

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