scintigraphy
noun Etymology: scintillation + -graphy; from the scintillation counter used to record radiation on the picture Date: 1958 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 adjective

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  • scintigraphy — /sin tig reuh fee/, n. the process of producing a scintigram. [1955 60; see SCINTIGRAM, GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • scintigraphy — noun A radiographic technique, using radioactive tracers, for the diagnosis of injuries to bones Syn: scintiphotography …   Wiktionary

  • scintigraphy — [sɪn tɪgrəfi] noun Medicine a technique in which a scintillation counter or similar detector is used with a radioactive tracer to obtain an image of a bodily organ. Derivatives scintigram noun scintigraphic adjective Origin 1950s: from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • scintigraphy — scin·tig·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • scintigraphy — scin•tig•ra•phy [[t]sɪnˈtɪg rə fi[/t]] n. med the production of a record of the intensity and distribution of radioactivity in tissues after administration of a radioactive tracer • Etymology: 1955–60; scinti (llation) + graphy …   From formal English to slang

  • scintigraphy — n. the use of a radioisotope and a scintillation counter to get an image or record of a bodily organ etc. Etymology: SCINTILLATION + GRAPHY …   Useful english dictionary

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