Gamma radiation scan

A gamma radiation scan

A gamma scan was a scan for gamma radiation.

Doctor Clendenning, a colonist on Omicron Theta, was the first scientist who experimented with gamma scan detectors before the destruction of the planet in 2338.

With a gamma radiation scan, based on Dr. Clendenning's work, a trail of antiproton and gamma radiation left behind by the Crystalline Entity was detected, thereby making it possible to track the movements of the creature. (TNG: "Silicon Avatar")