scintigraphy

noun scin·tig·ra·phy \ sin-ˈti-grə-fē \

Definition of scintigraphy

: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


Medical Dictionary

scintigraphy

noun scin·tig·ra·phy \ sin-ˈtig-rə-fē \

medical Definition of scintigraphy

plural scintigraphies
: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

play \ˌsint-ə-ˈgraf-ik\ adjective

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