full body computed tomography


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Related to full body computed tomography: Computed tomography angiography, Computed tomography scan

full body computed tomography

Abbreviation: FBCT
An examination from head to toe of the body with computed tomographic imaging, promoted as a screening test for cancer and other illnesses.

CAUTION!

The test exposes patients to high levels of radiation, reveals more false positive findings than true positives, and is expensive.
See also: tomography
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