from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of image.
- n. The technique or practice of creating images of otherwise invisible aspects of an object, especially of body parts.
- n. The use of mental images to alter a person's perceptions or behaviors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The forming of mental images; expression by means of imagery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
- n. the ability to form mental images of things or events
Sorry, no etymologies found.
“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:
I think that we absolutely believe there's growth in what we call the imaging and the apparel and those surrounding more discretionary type retail packaging product type of things.
Whether it's a urologic problem, a cardiac procedure or any other procedure that requires what we call imaging for testing.
As far as I am aware these brain imaging methods have not led to any major scientific (and certainly not medical) breakthroughs - rather they are used in a very 'normal science' kind of way to confirm or incrementally-extend established knowledge.
I see reference to a new speciality of neuroeconomics which combines economics ideas with brain imaging technology - my cynical reaction is that the scientists are running out of biological ideas and the economists are trying to get into the big grant funding, heavy-citation game of biomedical science.
In a nutshell, brain imaging technology is a highly efficient method of generating money, media coverage, PhDs and professorships - which is why it continues to thrives despite mediocre outcomes.
However, I don't have access to images of x-rays and the like on the web, and don't know how far digital imaging is being integrated into the internal KP system.
Laibson and colleagues performed fMRI brain imaging of subjects who could choose an average offer with immediate benefits or a better offer with delayed returns.