Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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ORTEGA, Francisco. Phenomenology of viscerality: the impact of medical imaging technologies on corporeality. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.6, pp. 1875-1883. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2005000600037.
This article deals with the phenomenological dimension of the inner body in light of the success of new medical imaging technologies outside the biomedical field itself. The new technologies contribute not only to the disembodiment of subjectivity, but also to the virtualization and objectification of corporeality. They neglect the constitutive subjective dimension of the living body. The article investigates this fundamental dimension of corporeality, ungraspable through medical imaging.
Keywords : Technological Development; Diagnostic Imaging; Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures.