Definitions of imaging

n the ability to form mental images of things or events

imagery, imagination, mental imagery
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mind's eye
the imaging of remembered or invented scenes
a vivid mental image
envisioning, picturing
visual imagery
dream, dreaming
a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
chimaera, chimera
a grotesque product of the imagination
imaginative re-creation
make-believe, pretence, pretense
imaginative intellectual play
a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream
a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
a vision of events in the distant past
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representational process
any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else

n (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body

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X-radiation, X-raying
obtaining images by the use of X rays
echography, sonography, ultrasonography, ultrasound
using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs
PET, positron emission tomography
using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
radiology, radioscopy
(radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
CAT, CT, computed axial tomography, computed tomography, computerized axial tomography, computerized tomography
a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis
A-scan ultrasonography
the use of ultrasonography to measure the length of the eyeball
B-scan ultrasonography
the use of ultrasonography to view structure in the back of the eye
fMRI, functional magnetic resonance imaging
a form of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain that registers blood flow to functioning areas of the brain
examination of body structures using a fluoroscope
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pictorial representation, picturing
visual representation as by photography or painting

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