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Definition of Scan

Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of the body by gathering information with a sensing device.

For specific scans, please see their alphabetical listings (such as Bone scan, CAT scan, Spiral CAT scan, Nuchal fold scan, and Thyroid scan).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=21821
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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