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scintigraphy Syllabification: scin·tig·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /sinˈtiɡrəfē/

Definition of scintigraphy in English:


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.
Example sentences
  • The diagnostic relevance of other techniques (ultrasonography, evacuation scintigraphy, pelvic floor magnetic resonance imaging, etc) is under evaluation.
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˌsintiˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • Therefore, researchers have attempted to evaluate the role of motility dysfunction in nonulcer dyspepsia by conducting scintigraphic studies of gastric emptying, manometry, and electrogastrography.
  • Chest radiographs and a scintigraphic bone scan were negative.
  • Increased scintigraphic uptake was bilateral in 10 patients and unilateral in 4.


1950s: from scintillation + -graphy.

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