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Medical Term:

subtraction

Pronunciation: sub-trak'shun

Definition: A technique used to enhance detectability of opacified anatomic structures on radiographic or scintigraphic images; a negative of an image made before introduction of contrast medium or radionuclide is photographically or electronically removed from a later image; commonly used in cerebral angiography.

See Also: digital subtraction angiography, mask

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