[ im-uh-jing ]
/ ˈɪm ə dʒɪŋ /
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Definition of imaging

Psychology. a technique in which one uses mental images to control bodily processes and thus ease pain or to succeed in some endeavor that one has visualized in advance.
Medicine/Medical. the use of computerized axial tomography, sonography, or other specialized techniques and instruments to obtain pictures of the interior of the body, especially those including soft tissues.
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Origin of imaging

1660–70 for earlier sense “imagination”; image + -ing1
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Medical definitions for imaging

[ ĭmĭ-jĭng ]

Visualization of internal body organs, tissues, or cavities using specialized instruments and techniques for diagnostic purposes.
The use of mental images to influence bodily processes, especially to control pain.
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Scientific definitions for imaging

[ ĭmĭ-jĭng ]

The creation of visual representations of objects, such as a body parts or celestial bodies, for the purpose of medical diagnosis or data collection, using any of a variety of usually computerized techniques. Within the field of medicine, important imaging technologies include compuertized axial tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasonography.
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