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Definition: 'Scintigraphy'

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scintigraphy

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sin-tig′ră-fē

Definitions:
1. A diagnostic procedure consisting of the administration of a radionuclide with an affinity for the organ or tissue of interest, followed by recording the distribution of the radioactivity with a stationary or scanning external scintillation camera.

See: gamma camera



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