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tomography Syllabification: to·mog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /təˈmäɡrəfē/

Definition of tomography in English:


A technique for displaying a representation of a cross section through a human body or other solid object using X-rays or ultrasound.
Example sentences
  • We used plain radiography or computed tomography to diagnose pneumonia.
  • The diagnosis may be confirmed with plain radiography, computed tomography, or endoscopy.
  • They can be treated by percutaneous drainage guided by ultrasonography or computed tomography if the pancreatic injury was minor.


Pronunciation: /ˌtōməˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • Abdominal ultrasonography or computed tomographic scanning with contrast medium is appropriate when organomegaly is present.
  • Two and a half months later, a computed tomographic scan showed multifocal nodules with ill-defined margins in both lungs.
  • While in radiology, a computed tomographic scan-guided needle biopsy of a tumor nodule in the bony pelvis was conducted.


1930s: from Greek tomos 'slice, section' + -graphy.

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