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Medical 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).


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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