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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.
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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Translations
tomografie
kerroskuvaustomografia

tomography

[təˈmɒgrəfɪ] Ntomografía f
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tomography

nTomografie f
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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.
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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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The state-of-the art ultrasonic tomography (MIRA) is a device manufactured by Acoustic Control Systems, which contains four rows of sensors in which each row contains ten transducers.
The identification of defects, including excessively porous zones, in unilaterally accessible concrete members by means of ultrasonic tomography, has been studied, among others by Bishko et al.
In addition to the AE monitoring, internal conditions were also assessed by ultrasonic tomography. The experimental detail can be found in [29].
The ultrasonic tomography and impact-echo techniques are suitable for this purpose (Gorzelanczyk et al.
[2] Schechter, R.S., Mignogna, R.B., and Delsanto, P.P., "Ultrasonic tomography using curved ray paths obtained by wave propagation simulations on a massively parallel computer", J.