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View in Spanish: Tomografía computarizada helicoidal

Helical computed tomography (HEH-lih-kul kum-PYOO-ted toh-MAH-gruh-fee)
A detailed picture of areas inside the body. The pictures are created by a computer linked to an x-ray machine that scans the body in a spiral path. Also called spiral CT scan.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.