tomography

Definitions of tomography
  1. noun
    (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
    synonyms: imaging
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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
    fluoroscopy
    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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