metastatic survey

metastatic survey

Etymology: Gk, meta, beyond, stasis, standing; OFr, surveoir, to examine
a method of monitoring the spread of a cancer by taking a series of periodic x-ray films.

metastatic survey

(mĕt″ă-stăt′ĭk)
Procedure in which various structures of the body are investigated, esp. by x-ray or imaging, to demonstrate any spread of cancer.