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Medical Term:

spiral computed tomography


Definition: computed tomography in which the x-ray tube continuously revolves around the patient, who is simultaneously moved longitudinally; computer interpolation allows reconstruction of standard transverse scans or images in any preferred plane.

Synonym(s): helical computed tomography, helical CT, spiral CT

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