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Pronunciation: skan


  1. To survey by traversing with an active or passive sensing device.
  2. The image, record, or data obtained by scanning, usually identified by the technology or device employed; CT scan, radionuclide scan, ultrasound scan, etc.
  3. Abbreviated form of scintiscan, usually identified by the organ or structure examined; brain scan, bone scan, etc.

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