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Computerised Axial Tomography (CAT scan)

An X-ray scan of the body used as a diagnostic test in MS.

A CAT scan is a special X-ray test that produces cross-sectional images of the body using X-ray and a computer.
In the world of MS, CT scans are useful in excluding other causes of neurologic damage. In other words, they help you on the path to pinpointing the source of your condition.

References:
St Joseph’s Healthcare London. CT (Computed Tomography) and CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography). Available at: https://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/areas-of-care/medical-imaging/medical-imaging-ct-and-cat-scan. Accessed March 2020

UK | July 2020 | MUL20-C021