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thin section

[′thin ′sek·shən]
(geology)
A piece of rock or mineral specifically prepared to study its optical properties; the sample is ground to 0.03-millimeter thickness, then polished and placed between two microscope slides. Also known as section.
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Skull base coronal thin-section CT scan showed a fracture in the left side of ethmoid plate, and MR cisternography revealed high-signal-intensity CSF column in the left side of the floor of anterior cranial fossa and sinus [[Figure 1]-case 1].
Van Noordwijk M, Kooistra M J, Boone FR, Veen BW, Schoonderbeek D (1992) Root--soil contact of maize, as measured by a thin-section technique.
Microscopic investigation of the sandstone in the upper left-side comer of the thin-section illustrated in Fig.
Three of the joints that accomplish these movements feature sets of Kaydon's custom-engineered Reali-Slim thin-section bearings.
Alone or combined with Sandostab P-EPQ or PAR24, it will not distract from uv stability of thin-section PP in fibers or slit films but rather enhance properties without the tendency for gas yellowing.
Technology is available for the high-speed injection molding of precision thin-wall or thin-section parts from modern engineered thermoplastics.
Thin-section high-resolution MRI was obtained to delineate the location of the CSF fistula (figure 2).
A patent has been issued for a bonded composite uased as a first thin-section element, a first layer of thin-section sheet material and a second thin-section element bonded to the first thin-section element by bonds defining a tear-resistant bond pattern.
Thin-section CT in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome following hospital discharge: preliminary experience.
Currently, pathologists interested in studying tissues must generate thin-section slices for analysis--a task that can require 12 to 24 hours of preparation.
CANTON, Ohio -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced that it is expanding its offering of thin-section ball bearings to provide a standard line of bearings that can perform with greater precision and resist corrosion.
Background: The aim of this research was to evaluate long-term pulmonary sequelae on paired inspiration-expiration thin-section computed tomography (CT) scans 3 years after influenza A (H1N1) virus-associated pneumonia, and to analyze the affecting factors on pulmonary fibrosis.