Definition of body scan in English:

body scan

noun

  • An examination of the entire body (especially as opposed to the head or a single part of the body) for medical or security purposes, using various radiological techniques or other sensing devices; the image obtained by such an examination.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in British Journal of Radiology. From body + scan.

Pronunciation

body scan

/ˈbɒdi skan/