- a machine for making an x-ray of a selected plane of the body.
Origin of tomograph
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- 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
Word Origin for tomography
C20: from Greek tomē a cutting + -graphy
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Word Origin and History for tomography
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- 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.laminagraphy planigraphy planography stratigraphy
- The radiographic equipment used in tomography.
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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. See also computerized axial tomography positron emission tomography.
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