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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Análisis digital de imágenes

Digital image analysis (DIH-jih-tul IH-mij uh-NA-lih-sis)
A method in which an image or other type of data is changed into a series of dots or numbers so that it can be viewed and studied on a computer. In medicine, this type of image analysis is being used to study organs or tissues, and in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.