Imaging is the representation or reproduction of an object's outward form; especially a visual representation (i.e., the formation of an image
An image is an artifact, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person.-Characteristics:...


Imaging methodologies and technologies

  • Chemical imaging
    Chemical imaging
    Chemical imaging is the analytical capability to create a visual image of components distribution from simultaneous measurement of spectra and spatial, time informations....

    , the simultaneous measurement of spectra and pictures
  • Digital imaging
    Digital imaging
    Digital imaging or digital image acquisition is the creation of digital images, typically from a physical scene. The term is often assumed to imply or include the processing, compression, storage, printing, and display of such images...

    , creating digital images, generally by scanning, or through digital photography
  • Disk image
    Disk image
    A disk image is a single file or storage device containing the complete contents and structure representing a data storage medium or device, such as a hard drive, tape drive, floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, or USB flash drive, although an image of an optical disc may be referred to as an optical disc image...

    , a file which contains the exact content of a data storage medium
  • Document imaging
    Document imaging
    Document imaging is an information technology category for systems capable of replicating documents commonly used in business. Document imaging systems can take many forms including microfilm, on demand printers, facsimile machines, copiers, multifunction printers, document scanners, computer...

    , replicating documents commonly used in business
  • Geophysical imaging
    Geophysical imaging
    Geophysical imaging is geophysical technique that investigates the subsurface. There are many different kinds of imaging techniques, all which are based on applied physics.Types of geophysical imaging include:...

  • Medical imaging
    Medical imaging
    Medical imaging is the technique and process used to create images of the human body for clinical purposes or medical science...

    , creating images of the human body or parts of it, to diagnose or examine disease
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
      Magnetic resonance imaging
      Magnetic resonance imaging , nuclear magnetic resonance imaging , or magnetic resonance tomography is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize detailed internal structures...

  • Molecular imaging
    Molecular imaging
    Molecular imaging originated from the field of radiopharmacology due to the need to better understand the fundamental molecular pathways inside organisms in a noninvasive manner.- Overview :...

  • Optical imaging
    Optical imaging
    Optical imaging is an imaging technique.Optics usually describes the behavior of visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light used in imaging.Because light is an electromagnetic wave, similar phenomena occur in X-rays, microwaves, radio waves. Chemical imaging or molecular imaging involves inference...

  • Personal imaging
    Personal imaging
    Personal imaging is the continuous realtime capturing, archiving, recording,and sharing of personal experience through images. Typically the images are accompanied by other media such as audiovisual streams, or with textual narratives such as diaries, and often in an interactive way, i.e...

    , real-time sharing of personal experience through images
  • Radar imaging, or imaging radar, for obtaining an image of an object, not just its location and speed
  • Reprography
    Reprography is the reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means, such as photography or xerography. Reprography is commonly used in catalogs and archives, as well as in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries....

    , reproduction of graphics through electrical and mechanical means
    • Cinematography
      Cinematography is the making of lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for cinema. It is closely related to the art of still photography...

    • Photography
      Photography is the art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film...

      , the process of creating still images
    • Xerography
      Xerography is a dry photocopying technique invented by Chester Carlson in 1938, for which he was awarded on October 6, 1942. Carlson originally called his invention electrophotography...

      , the method of photocopying
  • Speckle imaging
    Speckle imaging
    Speckle imaging describes a range of high-resolution astronomical imaging techniques based either on the shift-and-add method or on speckle interferometry methods...

    , a method of shift-and-add for astronomical imaging
  • Stereo imaging
    Stereo imaging
    Stereo imaging is an audio jargon term used for the aspect of sound recording and reproduction concerning spatial locations of the sound source, both laterally and in depth. An image is 'good' if the performers can be effortlessly located; 'bad' if there is no hope of doing so...

    , an aspect of sound recording and reproduction concerning spatial locations of the performers
  • Thermography
    Infrared thermography, thermal imaging, and thermal video are examples of infrared imaging science. Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images of that radiation, called thermograms...

    , infrared imaging

See also

  • Image development (disambiguation)
  • Image processing
    Image processing
    In electrical engineering and computer science, image processing is any form of signal processing for which the input is an image, such as a photograph or video frame; the output of image processing may be either an image or, a set of characteristics or parameters related to the image...

  • Imaging technology (disambiguation)
  • Imaging science
    Imaging science
    Imaging science is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the generation, collection, duplication, analysis, modification, and visualization of images . As an evolving field it includes research and researchers from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, computer vision, computer science,...

    , which includes many fields of science
  • Remote sensing
    Remote sensing
    Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon, without making physical contact with the object. In modern usage, the term generally refers to the use of aerial sensor technologies to detect and classify objects on Earth by means of propagated signals Remote sensing...

    , imaging the Earth or a planet from space or aircraft
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