scintigraphy


scin·tig·ra·phy

noun \sin-ˈti-grə-fē\

Definition of SCINTIGRAPHY

:  a diagnostic technique in which a two-dimensional picture of internal body tissue is produced through the detection of radiation emitted by a radioactive substance administered into the body
scin·ti·graph·ic \ˌsin-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

Origin of SCINTIGRAPHY

scintillation + -graphy; from the scintillation counter used to record radiation on the picture
First Known Use: 1958

scin·tig·ra·phy

noun \sin-ˈtig-rə-fē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural scin·tig·ra·phies

Medical Definition of SCINTIGRAPHY

: a diagnostic technique in which a two-dimensional picture of internal body tissue is produced through the detection of radiation emitted by a radioactive substance administered into the body <myocardial scintigraphy>
scin·ti·graph·ic \ˌsint-ə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective

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