Definition of whole body scanning in US English:

whole body scanning

noun

  • See whole body scan

    • ‘Meanwhile, on the other side of the former Iron Curtain, US contributors describe the growing fashion for whole body scanning.’
    • ‘The technique allows efficient whole body scanning for fast screening of abnormalities.’
    • ‘One advantage of the present invention is that it enables both tomographic and whole body scanning to be performed with a single table.’
    • ‘Preliminary efficacy results suggest that it may be as effective as hormone withdrawal in detection of remnants and metastases in patients with thyroid cancer undergoing I-131 whole body scanning.’
    • ‘He believes that CT scanning is valuable in looking for heart disease in someone without symptoms, but worries about whole body scanning.’