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