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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



ProstaScint scan  listen  (PROS-tuh-sint skan)

  An imaging test used to detect prostate cancer. The patient receives an injection of an indium 111-labeled form of ProstaScint, which contains a monoclonal antibody that binds to prostate cells. A gamma camera (a special camera that detects radioactivity) is used to find prostate cancer cells in the body.