gamma camera

noun

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

Examples of gamma camera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How the Heck: Seracini has now teamed up with photographer Dave Yoder and physicist Bob Smither to search for the painting using a new technique: a gamma camera, based on a device Smither developed to image tumors. Valerie Ross, Discover Magazine, 9 Sep. 2011 The scan is a nuclear imaging tool that uses a gamma camera to examine the brain’s activity, producing a 3D image for a doctor to use to see which areas of the brain are most active. Byalexa Mikhail, Fortune, 3 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gamma camera was in 1953

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“Gamma camera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamma%20camera. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

gamma camera

noun
: 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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