- isotope scan
- nuclear medicine imaging procedure
- radioisotope study
- radionuclide scanning
- RI scan
- Process whereby a radionuclide is injected or measured (through tissue) from an external source, and a display is obtained from any one of several rectilinear scanner or gamma camera systems. The image obtained from a moving detector is called a scan, while the image obtained from a stationary camera device is called a scintiphotograph.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- A test that produces pictures (scans) of internal parts of the body. The person is given an injection or swallows a small amount of radioactive material; a machine called a scanner then measures the radioactivity in certain organs.
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Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.