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scan

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verb \ˈskan\

Medical Definition of scan

scanned; scanning

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. a:  to examine especially systematically with a sensing device (as a photometer or a beam of radiation)b:  to pass an electron beam over and convert (an image) into variations of electrical properties (as voltage) that convey information electronically

  4. 2:  to make a scan of (as the human body) in order to detect the presence or localization of radioactive material

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to make a scan of the body or of an organ or part




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scan

noun

Medical Definition of scan

  1. 1:  the act or process of scanning

  2. 2a:  a depiction (as a photograph) of the distribution of a radioactive material in something (as a bodily organ)b:  an image of a bodily part produced (as by computer) by combining ultrasonographic or radiographic data obtained from several angles or sections





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