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A technique in which a scintillation counter or similar detector is used with a radioactive tracer to obtain an image of a bodily organ or a record of its functioning.
- ‘The availability of diagnostic modalities such as scintigraphy and MRI has also been beneficial.’
- ‘Nuclear medicine scintigraphy can image the entire axial and appendicular skeleton to detect distant sites of osseous metastases.’
- ‘They include plain radiographs, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, and bone scintigraphy.’
- ‘A recent study has suggested that iliac crest bone marrow biopsy is less sensitive and more invasive than either bone scintigraphy or MRI.’
- ‘The diagnostic relevance of other techniques (ultrasonography, evacuation scintigraphy, pelvic floor magnetic resonance imaging, etc) is under evaluation.’
1950s: from scintillation + -graphy.
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