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  • n. a machine for making an x-ray of a single plane of the body

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  • n. X-ray machine in which a computer builds a detailed image of a particular plane through an object from multiple X-ray measurements


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  • In the next few weeks he had a special nuclear scan called a PET (positron emission tomograph) that tracked the functions of his brain and gave his neurologist -- he now had a specialist in his corner -- a picture of his problem.

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  • Then the four Tahirians crowded around to examine them, peering and sniffing (?), touching and feeling, gently but with unmistakable fascination, prior to putting them in the tomograph.


  • Wholly independently of Cormack, he developed a method of his own for computerized tomography and constructed the first clinically usable computerized tomograph - the EMI scanner, which was intended for examinations of the head.

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1979 - Presentation Speech

  • The first computer tomograph was constructed to be used for examining the skull, with special emphasis on diseases of the brain.

    Physiology or Medicine 1979 - Press Release

  • The achievement is no less significant because all the components forming the basis for the construction and operation of the computed tomograph had been described earlier in non-medical publications.

    Physiology or Medicine 1979 - Press Release

  • All centers in the world with access to a computed tomograph attest to the fact that the method has meant an enormous advance in diagnostics, therapy, development and research within the specialty of neurological diseases.

    Physiology or Medicine 1979 - Press Release

  • More information: "X-ray micro-tomograph of Carboniferous stem-Dictyoptera: new insights into early insects" Biology Letters Journal, April 2010 issue. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "X-ray micro-tomograph of Carboniferous stem-Dictyoptera: new insights into early insects"

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  • Screening this 3,500-year-old flacon with a computer tomograph, scientists at the university detected the desiccated residues of a fluid, which they now want to submit to further analysis.

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  • He started by showing us some pictures: first an optical coherence tomograph showing a helical sweat gland, then a picture of a helical antenna array (from the US Navy, I think), and then the

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