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Medical Term:

tomography

Pronunciation: to-mog'ra-fe

Definition: Making of a radiographic image of a selected plane by means of reciprocal linear or curved motion of the x-ray tube and film cassette; images of all other planes are blurred (“out of focus”) by being relatively displaced on the film.

Synonym(s): conventional tomography, planigraphy, planography, sectional radiography, stratigraphy

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