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Measure: Computed Tomography (CT) of the Abdominal Organs   #190500

Definition: Computed tomography (CT) of the abdominal organs involves 3-D medical imaging of the abdominal region to determine anatomic features and correlates of digestive diseases and cancers.

Purpose: The purpose of this measure is to show the size, shape, and structures of the organs in the abdominal cavity and to detect and quantify common abdominal disorders based on abnormal abdominal images.


Keywords: computed tomography scan, fatty liver, CT, MDCT, multidetector computed tomography, metabolic syndrome, Framingham, Framingham Heart Study, FHS, abdominal, organ, kidney, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal, visceral, Gastrointestinal

Measure Release Date: December 13, 2010

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