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Definition of "imaging" []

  • The visual representation of an object, such as a body part or celestial body, for the purpose of medical diagnosis or data collection, using any of a variety of usually computerized techniques, such as ultrasonography or spectroscopy. (noun)
  • Psychology The use of mental images to influence bodily processes and to control pain, or to achieve a goal that one has visualized or imagined. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imaging" in a sentence
  • "“The enemy for any kind of imaging, especially brain imaging, is movement,” says Sylvain Baillet, director of the MEG program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee."
  • "What we see from brain imaging is really just a reflection of years of behavioral experiments."
  • "Scanning for Alzheimer's: The state of the art of brain imaging is not yet ready for prime time when it comes to detecting Alzheimer's disease, but that isn't stopping some intrepid entrepeneurs:"