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, in the meaning defined above

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“Gamma camera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamma%20camera. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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gamma camera

noun

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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