tomography

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to·mog·ra·phy

noun \tō-ˈmä-grə-fē\

Definition of TOMOGRAPHY

:  a method of producing a three-dimensional image of the internal structures of a solid object (as the human body or the earth) by the observation and recording of the differences in the effects on the passage of waves of energy impinging on those structures — compare computed tomography
to·mo·graph·ic \ˌtō-mə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

Origin of TOMOGRAPHY

Greek tomos section + International Scientific Vocabulary -graphy — more at tome
First Known Use: 1935

to·mog·ra·phy

noun \tō-ˈmäg-rə-fē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural to·mog·ra·phies

Medical Definition of TOMOGRAPHY

: a method of producing a three-dimensional image of the internal structures of a solid object (as the human body) by the observation and recording of the differences in the effects on the passage of waves of energy impinging on those structures—called also stratigraphy; see computed tomography, positron-emission tomography
to·mo·graph·ic \ˌtō-mə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective

tomography

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Radiological technique for obtaining clear X-ray images of internal structures by focusing on a specific plane within the body to produce a cross-sectional image. It allows the examination of structures that are obscured by overlying organs and soft tissues and do not show up clearly on conventional X-ray images. See also computerized axial tomography.

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