voxel

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noun vox·el \ ˈväk-səl , -ˌsel \

Definition of voxel

:any of the discrete elements comprising a three-dimensional entity (such as an image produced by magnetic resonance imaging)
  • MRI produces the best resolution of any existing scanning technology, imaging down to a 2-millimetre "voxel" (the 3D equivalent of a pixel).
  • —Clint Witchalls
  • To process the MRI data, a computer overlaid on Pickens' brain a virtual three-dimensional grid of 50,000 cubes called voxels (a word hinting at volume and pixels).
  • —Christopher Helman

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