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to·mog·ra·phy

 (tō-mŏg′rə-fē)
n.
Any of several techniques for creating three-dimensional images of the internal structure of a solid object by analyzing the propagation of waves of energy, such as x-rays or seismic waves, through the object.

[Greek tomos, section; see tome + -graphy.]

to′mo·gram′ (tō′mə-grăm′) n.
to′mo·graph′ (-grăf′) n.
to′mo·graph′ic adj.

tomography

(təˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Medicine) any of a number of techniques used to obtain an X-ray photograph of a selected plane section of the human body or some other solid object
[C20: from Greek tomē a cutting + -graphy]

to•mog•ra•phy

(təˈmɒg grə fi)
n.
a method of making x-ray photographs of a selected plane of the body.
[1935–40]
to•mo•graph•ic (ˌtoʊ məˈgræf ɪk) adj.
to′mo•graph` (-ˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf) n.

tomography

x-ray photography of a selected plane of the body by a method that eliminates the outline of structures in other planes. — tomographic, adj.
See also: Radiation
x-ray photography of a thin cross section of tissue.
See also: Photography
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tomography - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the bodytomography - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
pictorial representation, picturing - visual representation as by photography or painting
X-raying, X-radiation - 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
positron emission tomography, PET - using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
magnetic resonance imaging, MRI - the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
radioscopy, radiology - (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
Translations
tomografie
kerroskuvaustomografia

tomography

[təˈmɒgrəfɪ] Ntomografía f

tomography

nTomografie f

to·mog·ra·phy

n. tomografía, técnica de diagnóstico por la cual se hacen radiografías de un órgano por secciones del mismo a profundidades distintas;
computed ______ computada;
computerized axial ______ axial computarizada;
conventional ______ convencional;
dynamic computed ______ dinámica computada;
electron beam ______ con rayos de electrón;
high-resolution computed ______ computada de alta resolución;
nuclear magnetic resonance ______ de resonancia magnética nuclear;
positron emission ______ de emisión por positrón.

tomography

n tomografía (técnica); computed — (CT) tomografía computarizada (TC); computerized axial — (CAT) tomografía axial computarizada (TAC); positron emission — (PET) tomografía por emisión de positrones; positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PETCT) tomografía por emisión de positrones-tomografía computarizada; spiral computed — tomografía computarizada helicoidal
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