a paper printout or photographic record indicating the intensity and distribution of radioactivity in tissues after administration of a radioactive tracer.

scintigram scin·ti·gram (sĭn’tĭ-grām’)
A two-dimensional record of the distribution of a radioactive tracer in a tissue or organ. Also called photoscan, scintigraph, scintiscan.


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