Tomography definition

tō-mŏgrə-fē
A process for producing an image of a single plane of an object excluding all other planes, as by using CT scan or ultrasound, in diagnostic medicine, seismic surveys, etc.
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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.
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Any of several radiologic techniques for making detailed three-dimensional images of a plane section of a solid object, such as the body, while blurring out the images of other planes.
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Any of several techniques for making detailed x-rays of a predetermined plane section of a solid object while blurring out the images of other planes.
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Imaging by sections or sectioning.
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Origin of tomography

  • Greek tomos section tome –graphy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • tomo- +"Ž -graphy

    From Wiktionary