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What does CAT stand for?
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Philip Cosson
CAT = Computed Axial Tomography or Computer Assisted Tomography

This is probably one of the more difficult TLAs in the group. Just about everybody has heard of a "CAT scan" but few know what those three letters stand for.

"Tomography" refers to the technique for displaying a cross section of a human body or other solid object using X-rays or ultrasound.

It has nothing to do with house cats which is probably just as well considering how many people are allergic to our furry felines.

Click here to check what SRO stands for.

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