What Is Tomography? - Definition & History


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Tomography is different from conventional X-rays because it _____.

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1. An example of serial sectioning would be _____.

2. Two common types of tomography are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tomography is a very beneficial medical procedure, and the worksheet and quiz work in partnership to assess your understanding of tomography. The quiz asks questions about how tomography works and its usefulness in diagnosing medical issues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the quiz, you will be asked to correctly answer questions about:

  • Two types of tomography used frequently
  • The difference between tomography and traditional X-rays
  • Modern CT scans
  • Serial sectioning

Skills Practiced

Improve your implementation of these skill sets while you utilize the quiz and worksheet resources:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about tomography from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of tomography to understand the medical conditions it can effectively diagnose
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the CT scans that are readily available in 2015 in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as conventional X-rays versus tomography

Additional Learning

Check out the interactive lesson entitled What is Tomography? - Definition & History to learn more. Objectives covered throughout the lesson include the following:

  • Learn how a traditional X-ray works
  • Define tomography
  • Differentiate between an MRI and CT scan
  • Understand the history of tomography