Medical Imaging

Medical imaging is the technique and process used to create images of the human body(or parts and function thereof) for clinical purposes (medical procedures seeking to reveal,diagnose or examine disease) or medical science (including the study of normal anatomyand physiology). Although imaging of removed organs and tissues can be performed for medical reasons, such procedures are not usually referred to as medical imaging, but rather are a part of pathology.

As a discipline and in its widest sense, it is part of biological imaging and incorporatesradiology (in the wider sense), nuclear medicine, investigative radiological sciences,endoscopy, (medical) thermography, medical photography and microscopy (e.g. for human pathological investigations).

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