cross sectional imaging

cross sectional imaging

A term of art referring to imaging (“radiology”) based on cross-sections (axial “slices”) of the body, in particular MRI, CT, and PET-CT, which contrasts to general (plain, or non-“slice”) imaging—e.g. films, ultrasound, etc.
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further imaging is usually not indicated in patients who had undergone cross sectional imaging recently.
Cross sectional imaging via computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging allows a detailed assessment to be made prior to surgical planning.
This highlights the potential risk of misdiagnosis based on [sup.111]In-pentetreotide planar or SPECT scan alone without the correlation with anatomical cross sectional imaging.
Further testing cross sectional imaging of an object field without using backpropagation, using single view angles and without requiring foreknowledge of the objects environment has been achieved.
No previous or current abdominal cross sectional imaging had previously been under taken.
The tip of this device has ultrasound chips that spin 360 degrees for cross sectional imaging. "The layers of the G1 lumen can be split and seen as distinct entities" using this device, he said.