Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed tomography (CT) is
a medical imaging method employing tomography. Transmission data at many
rotational angles are used to generate a three-dimensional image of the inside
of an object. Originally CAT scanning (computed axial tomography), the name has
been changed to CT scanning, since images can be formatted in all three
dimensions instead of just the axial dimension. Modern scanners allow this
volume of data to be reformatted as volumetric (3D) representations of structures.