CAT scan means: CAT scan is Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scan. The CAT scan is an X-ray procedure that generates cross-sections of the patient’s anatomy. This scan can help guide medical procedures and can detect abnormal and normal structures. Sometimes, CAT scanning uses contrast material. If a patient is allergic to contrast material or iodine and has a scheduled CAT scan, they should inform their physician and radiology staff. Also called CT scan.
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