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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Imaginología

Imaging (IH-muh-jing)
In medicine, a process that makes pictures of areas inside the body. Imaging uses methods such as x-rays (high-energy radiation), ultrasound (high-energy sound waves), and radio waves.

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