scintigraphy

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noun scin·tig·ra·phy \sin-ˈti-grə-fē\

Definition of scintigraphy

  1. :  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

scintigraphic

play \ˌsin-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of scintigraphy

scintillation + -graphy; from the scintillation counter used to record radiation on the picture


First Known Use: 1958


Medical Dictionary

scintigraphy

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noun scin·tig·ra·phy \sin-ˈtig-rə-fē\

Medical Definition of scintigraphy

plural

scintigraphies

  1. :  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>

scintigraphic

\ˌsint-ə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective

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