scintigraphy

noun
scin·​tig·​ra·​phy | \ sin-ˈti-grə-fē How to pronounce scintigraphy (audio) \

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 How to pronounce scintigraphic (audio) \ 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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The first known use of scintigraphy was in 1957

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“Scintigraphy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scintigraphy. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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scintigraphy

noun
scin·​tig·​ra·​phy | \ sin-ˈtig-rə-fē How to pronounce scintigraphy (audio) \
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 How to pronounce scintigraphic (audio) \ adjective

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