- The act of imaging by traversing with an active or passive sensing device, often identified by the technology or device employed.- transvaginal s. ultrasonography of the female pelvis with the transducer placed inside the vagina.
* * *scan·ning (skanґing) 1. the act of examining visually, as a small area or different isolated areas, in detail. 2. the act of examining with a sensing device, as to perform a scan. 3. scanning speech.
Medical dictionary. 2011.