Definition: 'Gamma Probe'
gamma probeType: Term
1. a hand-held device, used with a Geiger-Muller tube or scintillation counter, either for detecting radioactive substances in the environment, or for intraoperative use following interstitial injection of a radionuclide, to locate regional lymph nodes by their radioactivity.
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