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English translation: Tomografo = tomograph

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09:36 Feb 15, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: tomógrafo
Is there such a word as "tomograph"? Or do we just say "scanner", as in "CT scanner"?
Robert R. Anderson
English translation:Tomografo = tomograph
Explanation:
According to Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Hilde Novaes
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Summary of answers provided
nascannerAlfonso Romero
natomograph
BATnD
natomografoCarol Strong
na"Tomógrafo"Ana Laura Gamborino
na(tomographic) scannerToña Morales-Calkins
naTomografo = tomographHilde Novaes
naI can't find it in my dictionaries
Alexandro Padres Jimenez
naTomograph
Yolanda Broad
naTomography scanner, or Tomogramjohn rock
natomographic scannerDyran Altenburg
natomógrafo = tomograph
comosa


  

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9 mins
tomógrafo = tomograph


Explanation:
tomógrafo = tomograph, laminagraph, planigraph, stratigraph, body section device


Hope it helps.
Ron

comosa
Mexico
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11 mins
I can't find it in my dictionaries


Explanation:
Usually you say a "CAT scan" to refer to the scan itself, and "CAT Scanner" for the equipment that performs the scan.

I hope this helps.

By the way, in Spanish you can call it tomografía or tomografía computarizada.

Good luck!

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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11 mins
Tomograph


Explanation:
Yes, there is such a word as *tomograph* Equivalent of *tomografo* found in Termium; definitions of *tomograph*, from the Shorter OED (1993): (a) a tomogram; (b) an apparatus for carrying out tomography. The SOED defines tomography as any of various techniqaues which provide images of successive planes sections of the human body or other solid object using X-rays or ultrasound, now freq. processed by computer to give a three-dimensional image.


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
    Shorter OED
Yolanda Broad
United States
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18 mins
Tomography scanner, or Tomogram


Explanation:
The subject is TOMOGRAPHY, the machine is a Computer Assisted Tomography Scanner, and the output is a Tomogram. It is the same as for a Sonogram.

john rock
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19 mins
tomographic scanner


Explanation:
Scanner by itself would be understood depending on context, but tomographic scanner is acceptable too.


    Reference: http://eurodic.echo.lu/cgi-bin/edicbin/EuroDicWWW.pl
Dyran Altenburg
United States
Local time: 22:14
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21 mins
Tomografo = tomograph


Explanation:
According to Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Hilde Novaes
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28 mins
(tomographic) scanner


Explanation:
Depending on the context, and which type of scan you are discussing, using just the term scanner might be best. However, if you explain tomography as being the science of scanning portions of the body, tomographic scanner would work. The trouble with that adjective though, is that most English speakers wouldnt be able to interpret its meaning without explanation. If you are talking about CT scanning, use CAT scanner for more clarity.

Toña Morales-Calkins
United States
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30 mins
scanner


Explanation:
I asked a friend of mine who is a doctor, he told me scanner is the most common term.

Alfonso Romero
Mexico
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2 hrs
tomograph


Explanation:
X-ray machine used for tomography

BATnD
Argentina
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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8 hrs
tomografo


Explanation:
to·mog·ra·phy (t½-m¼g“r…-f¶) n. Any of several techniques for making detailed x-rays of a predetermined plane section of a solid object while blurring out the images of other planes. [Greek tomos, section; see TOME + -graphy.] --to“mo·gram” (t½“m…-gr²m”) n. --to“mo·graph” (-gr²f”) n. --to”mo·graph“ic adj.




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Carol Strong
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9 hrs
"Tomógrafo"


Explanation:
Body-section device. According to Collazo Dic.

Ana Laura Gamborino
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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