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image

Pronunciation: im'aj

Definition:

  1. Representation of an object made by the rays of light emanating or reflected from it.
  2. Representation produced by x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, tomography, ultrasound, thermography, radioisotopes, summated ECGs, PET scans, detection of electron energy states, among others.
  3. To produce such representations.

See: SPECT, MRI, CT

[L. imago, likeness]

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