Glossary of Diagnoses and Terminology

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Computerized tomography (CT) scan

Computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of x-ray images taken from different angles around the body and uses computer processing to create images of bones, vessels, and tissues. CT scans provide more detailed information than x-rays. CT scans can be used to diagnose fetal abnormalities such as skeletal dysplasias. [18]