tomograph

[toh-muh-graf, -grahf]
noun
a machine for making an x-ray of a selected plane of the body.

Origin:
tomo- + -graph

tomographic [toh-muh-graf-ik] , adjective
tomographically, adverb
tomography [tuh-mog-ruh-fee] , noun
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tomography (təˈmɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
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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tomograph to·mo·graph (tō'mə-grāf')
n.
The radiographic equipment used in tomography.

tomography to·mog·ra·phy (tō-mŏg'rə-fē)
n.
Any of several techniques for making detailed x-rays of a plane section of a solid object, such as the body, while blurring out the images of other planes. Also called laminagraphy, planigraphy, planography, stratigraphy.


to'mo·graph'ic (tō'mə-grāf'ĭk) adj.
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tomography  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (tō-mŏg'rə-fē)  Pronunciation Key 
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. See also computerized axial tomography, positron emission tomography.

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tomography [(tuh-mog-ruh-fee)]

A procedure by which waves are sent through an object and computers produce images of cross sections of the object by using information on how the waves are changed. Both ultrasound and CAT scans are medical uses of this technique, but it is also widely used in science and industry.

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Example sentences
The volcanic plume had previously been imaged using seismic tomography.
The team used x-ray technology called computed tomography.
Dramatic advances in computed tomography now provide detailed scans in ten
  scalpel-free seconds.
They also contributed to a number of advances in medicine, among them
  positron-emission tomography, a body-scanning technique.
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