WONDER #606: What Is a CAT Scan?

Question 1 of 3

The “CAT” in CAT scan stands for what?

  1. Computed Axial Tomography
  2. Computer Aided Topography
  3. Cat Animal Testing
  4. Canine Axis Trunkline

Question 2 of 3

CAT scans also go by what other name?

  1. Computed Tomography
  2. CT scan
  3. both (A) and (B)
  4. neither (A) nor (B)

Question 3 of 3

CAT scans use an advanced version of what other type of popular medical technology?

  1. gamma rays
  2. MRIs
  3. blood tests
  4. X-rays

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