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gamma camera

noun

Definition of GAMMA CAMERA

:  a camera that detects the radiation from a radioactive tracer injected into the body and is used especially in medical diagnostic scanning

First Known Use of GAMMA CAMERA

1953

gamma camera

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAMMA CAMERA

:  a camera that detects the gamma-ray photons produced by radionuclide decay and is used especially in medical diagnostic scanning to create a visible record of a radioactive substance injected into the body

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