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(medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
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obtaining images by the use of X rays
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
positron emission tomography
using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
magnetic resonance imaging
the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
(radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
computed axial tomography
computerized axial 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
the use of ultrasonography to measure the length of the eyeball
the use of ultrasonography to view structure in the back of the eye
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
visual representation as by photography or painting
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