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scintigraphy

Pronunciation: sin-tig'ra-fe

Definition: 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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