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

Other Words from scintigraphy

scintigraphic \ˌsin-tə-ˈgra-fik \ adjective

First Known Use of scintigraphy

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scintigraphy

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

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scintigraphy

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

Medical 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 myocardial scintigraphy

Other Words from scintigraphy

scintigraphic \ˌsint-ə-ˈgraf-ik \ adjective

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