scintigraphic imaging of a lesion using radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies or antibody fragments specific for antigen that is associated with the lesion.
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immunoscintigraphyImaging A procedure in which radioactively-labeled substances are administered and images obtained from body sites where the antibody localizes; the scintigraphic imaging of a CA after administrating a γ-emitting monoclonal antibody directed against a particular tumor-specific antigen
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The imaging of specific tissues by means of their binding to radioactively labeled monoclonal antibodies; used to detect metastatic cancer. The release of radiation from the antibodies is detected and quantified.Synonym: radioimmunoimaging
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