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Definitions and Synonyms of imaging | Another word for imaging | What is imaging?

Definition 1: (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for imaging in the sense of this definition

(imaging is a kind of ...) visual representation as by photography or painting

(... is a kind of imaging ) obtaining images by the use of X rays

(... is a kind of imaging ) using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram); commonly used to observe fetal growth or study bodily organs

(... is a kind of imaging ) using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)

(... is a kind of imaging ) the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images

(... is a kind of imaging ) (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation

(imaging belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 2: the ability to form mental images of things or events - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where imaging or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could still hear her in his imagination

Synonyms for imaging in the sense of this definition

(imaging is a kind of ...) any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else

(... is a kind of imaging ) the imaging of remembered or invented scenes

"I could see her clearly in my mind's eye"

(... is a kind of imaging ) a vivid mental image

"he had a vision of his own death"

(... is a kind of imaging ) visual imagery

(... is a kind of imaging ) a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep

"I had a dream about you last night"

(... is a kind of imaging ) a grotesque product of the imagination

(... is a kind of imaging ) imaginative re-creation

(... is a kind of imaging ) imaginative intellectual play

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