rectilinear scanner


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rectilinear scanner

[rek′tilin′ē·ər]
a device that generates an image of an anatomical structure by detecting radioactivity within the structure.

rectilinear scanner

a scintillation crystal probe on an arm that traverses the area to be scanned in a rectilinear pattern. Used to measure the distribution of radionuclide in organs. The output is recorded photographically.