tomography
noun Etymology: Greek tomos section + International Scientific Vocabulary -graphy — more at tome Date: 1935 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 tomographytomographic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tomography — (n.) 1935, from Gk. tomos slice, section (see TOME (Cf. tome)) + GRAPHY (Cf. graphy) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Tomography — Basic principle of tomography: superposition free tomographic cross sections S1 and S2 compared with the projected image P Tomography refers to imaging by sections or sectioning, through the use of any kind of penetrating wave. A device used in… …   Wikipedia

  • tomography — Making of a radiographic image of a selected plane by means of reciprocal linear or curved motion of the x ray tube and film cassette; images of all other planes are blurred (“out of focus”) by being relatively displaced on the film. SYN:… …   Medical dictionary

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  • tomography — tomografija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. body section roentgenography; laminography; tomography vok. Röntgenschichtaufnahmeverfahren, n; Röntgenschichtverfahren, n; Tomographie, f rus. послойная рентгенография, f; томография, f… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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