scan noun

1 quick look

ADJ. quick, rapid A quick scan of the local paper revealed nothing.

PREP. ~ of

2 examination by a machine

ADJ. body, bone, brain | ultrasound | routine

VERB + SCAN have | give sb | take

SCAN + VERB reveal sth A routine scan revealed abnormalities in the foetus.

PREP. ~ of The doctors took a scan of his thigh bone.