Scan may refer to:


  • Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN), a psychiatric diagnostic tool developed by WHO
  • Shared Check Authorization Network (SCAN), a database of bad check writers and collection agency for bad checks
  • Space Communications and Navigation Program (SCaN)
  • S.C.A.N, Stop Child Abuse and Neglect, non-for profit organization based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


  • Scan Furniture, a retail chain based in Washington, D.C. specializing in Scandinavian furniture
  • Scan AB or Scan Foods UK Ltd, the Swedish and UK subsidiaries of the Finnish HKScan Oyj
  • Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN) is the public access TV channel is Seattle, Washington
  • Scan, Inc., tech company based in San Francisco CA, specializing in mobile technologies and design.

Electronics or computer related:

  • Counter-scanning, in physical micro and nanotopography measuring instruments like scanning probe microscope
  • Elevator algorithm (also SCAN) disk scheduling algorithm
  • Image scanning
  • Optical character recognition, optical recognition of printed text or printed sheet music
  • Port scanner in computer networking
  • Prefix sum is an operation on lists that is also known as the scan operator
  • Scan chain, a type of manufacturing test used with integrated circuits
  • Graham scan, an algorithm for finding the convex hull of a set of points in the plane
  • Scan line
  • Raster scan


  • Medical ultrasonography, the medical procedure for examining internal structures, especially when applied to developing foetuses in the womb
  • X-ray computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Switch Access Scanning, a technique that allows users with motor impairments to use a computer using switch access
  • Partner assisted scanning, a technique that allows a person with severe disabilities to communicate

Other uses:

  • Systems of scansion, the analysis of writing and verse regarding rhythmic and especially metrical structure
  • "Scan" (Prison Break episode), an episode of the television series Prison Break
  • Scan (horse) (born 1988), an American thoroughbred racehorse

Other articles related to "scan":

Latent Image Barcode - Quality Control and Verification
... Each grade is determined by analyzing the scan reflectance profile (SRP), an analog graph of a single scan line across the entire symbol ... The lowest of the 8 grades is the scan grade and the overall ISO symbol grade is the average of the individual scan grades ... print higher quality barcodes that will scan down the supply chain ...
Speculation About Mona Lisa - Infrared Scan
... from the National Research Council of Canada conducted a three-dimensional infrared scan ... Data from the scan and infrared were used by Bruno Mottin of the French Museums' "Center for Research and Restoration" to argue that the transparent gauze veil worn by the sitter is a ...
... The SCAN 20 was a 1940s French flying-boat training monoplane designed and built by Société de Constructions Aéro-Navales de Port-Neuf (SCAN) ...
Brain Scan Studios
... Brain Scan Studios is an independent comic book publisher based in Boston, Massachusetts ... Brain Scan's first published material was the three issue mini-series Touch of Death, followed by Civil Wardrobe from Rich Johnston, the horror one-shot Fiendish Fables and the six ... Brain Scan has also released several books in purely digital format Humpday, Serial and Revolution of the Mask ...