verb (used with object), pho·to·scanned, pho·to·scan·ning.
  1. to study the distribution of a radioactive isotope or radiopaque dye in (a body organ or part) through the use of x-rays.

Origin of photoscan

First recorded in 1955–60; photo- + scan Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

photoscan in Medicine


  1. scintigram
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