CAT Scan

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Title: CAT Scan
Description: A head x-ray taken by a computer-assisted tomographic (CAT) scanner. This diagnostic technique uses computers to organize thousands of x-rays, taken by a rotating machine around the patient. When first applied in the 1970's it revolutionized detection of brain tumors.
Topics/Categories: Test or Procedure -- Imaging Procedures
Type: B&W, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Linda Bartlett (Photographer)
AV Number: AV-8000-0284
Date Created: 1980
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.