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This article covers recent developments in the depth-imaging technology known as reverse time migration (RTM). RTM will be compared to Kirchhoff, beam, and other wave-equation migration techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on the practical application of this technology to reduce exploration cycle time and risk. Recent trends such as TTI anisotropy and wide-azimuth applications will also be discussed.