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whole body scan Syllabification: whole bod·y scan

Definition of whole body scan in English:


A CT scan of the torso, especially one obtained for health screening purposes.
Example sentences
  • Osman opted to try a ‘true whole body scan’ on the patient to evaluate his condition.
  • That's still a small individual risk, but probably not worth taking for the limited value of these whole body scans.
  • And I'll certainly not have a whole body scan with helical CT.


whole body scanning
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, on the other side of the former Iron Curtain, US contributors describe the growing fashion for whole body scanning.
  • One advantage of the present invention is that it enables both tomographic and whole body scanning to be performed with a single table.
  • The technique allows efficient whole body scanning for fast screening of abnormalities.
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