|1.||to adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)|
|2.||to use a collimator on (a beam of radiation or particles)|
|3.||to make parallel or bring into line|
|[C17: from New Latin collimāre, erroneously for Latin collīneāre to aim, from com- (intensive) + līneāre, from līnea line]|
collimation col·li·ma·tion (kŏl'ə-mā'shən)
The process of restricting and confining an x-ray beam to a given area.
In nuclear medicine, the process of restricting the detection of emitted radiations to a given area of interest.