Glossary of Medical Terms

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HRCT

Computed tomography with narrow collimation to reduce volume-averaging and an edge-enhancing reconstruction algorithm to sharpen the image, sometimes with a restricted field of view to minimise the size of pixels in the region imaged; used particularly for lung imaging. Hypocycloidal tomography, body section radiography using a composite movie and pipe motion with a pattern resembling a three-leaf clover.
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