brain scan

brain scan
'brain scan
n
a process in which detailed photographs of the inside of your brain are taken and examined by a doctor

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • brain scan — Med. a scintigram of the brain, used to estimate cerebral blood flow and to detect brain tumors. * * * …   Universalium

  • brain scan — Med. a scintigram of the brain, used to estimate cerebral blood flow and to detect brain tumors …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain scan — medical examination which makes a photographic image of the brain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brain scan — noun (C) a process in which detailed photographs of the inside of your brain are taken and examined by a doctor …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Scan. — Scandinavia. * * * scan «skan», verb, scanned, scan|ning, noun. –v.t. 1. to look at closely; examine with care: »His mother scanned his face to see if he was telling the truth. SYNONYM(S): scrutinize. 2. to glance at; look over hastily …   Useful english dictionary

  • scan — scan1 [skæn] v past tense and past participle scanned present participle scanning ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(look at)¦ 2¦(read)¦ 3¦(see inside)¦ 4¦(computer)¦ 5¦(poetry)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: scandere, from Latin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brain — noun 1 part of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ human ▪ left, right ▪ The left brain controls the right hand side of the body. BRAIN + NOUN ▪ cell …   Collocations dictionary

  • scan — 1. To survey by traversing with an active or passive sensing device. 2. The image, record, or data obtained by scanning, usually identified by the technology or device employed; e.g., CT s., radionuclide s …   Medical dictionary

  • scan — I UK [skæn] / US verb Word forms scan : present tense I/you/we/they scan he/she/it scans present participle scanning past tense scanned past participle scanned ** 1) [transitive] to look at something very carefully, because you hope or expect to… …   English dictionary

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