Medical Dictionary


verb \ˈskan\

Medical Definition of SCAN

transitive verb
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
:  to make a scan of (as the human body) in order to detect the presence or localization of radioactive material
intransitive verb
:  to make a scan of the body or of an organ or part
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