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picture matching


Definition A popular term for a non-scientific approach to arriving at a diagnosis in the visual arts of medicine–dermatology, radiology, pathology. In picture matching, a specialist tries to match the morphology of an unknown case on the microscope or light box with a case he or she has previously seen.

Synonyms Aunt Millie method–the term preferred by radiologists, bird booking, wallpaper matching  

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