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
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How to use tomography in a sentence
Another highly regarded method was PET, or positron emission tomography.
Computed tomography, for instance, visualized the internal structure of Egyptian mummies.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
Scientific definitions for tomography
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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Cultural definitions for tomography
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