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[rey-dee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌreɪ diˈɒl ə dʒi/
the science dealing with x-rays or nuclear radiation, especially for medical uses.
the examination or photographing of organs, bones, etc., with such rays.
the interpretation of medical x-ray photographs.
Origin of radiology
1895-1900; radio- + -logy
Related forms
radiologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for radiologist
  • When a radiologist is confident in the diagnosis from a scan, a traditional autopsy might be unnecessary.
  • The chances are that there will not be a qualified radiologist available to interpret the results.
  • Which reminds me, the films came back, and the radiologist says your arm is broken in two places.
  • He is a nonpracticing radiologist who now consults for a pharmaceutical company.
  • If it's not in the report, call the radiologist who read your films and ask.
  • She summons the doctor-the chief radiologist in the practice-who in turn summons a younger colleague she is training.
  • Because you weren't able to get the radiologist and the nurse and the rest of your team working in sync.
  • While the surgeon works, then, he and the radiologist can watch the operation progress on a monitor.
  • Once the catheter was in place, the radiologist injected dye into the bloodstream to help visualize the brain's vascular network.
  • Lou, who was a diagnostic radiologist, also had a private practice.
British Dictionary definitions for radiologist


the use of X-rays and radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
Derived Forms
radiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for radiologist



1900, "medical use of X-rays," later extended to "scientific study of radiation," from radio-, comb. form of radiation, + Greek-based scientific suffix -ology. Related: Radiological.

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radiologist in Medicine

radiology ra·di·ol·o·gy (rā'dē-ŏl'ə-jē)

  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  2. The use of ionizing radiation for medical diagnosis, especially the use of x-rays in medical radiography or fluoroscopy.

  3. The use of radiation for the scientific examination of material structures; fluoroscopy.

ra'di·o·log'i·cal (-ə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or ra'di·o·log'ic (-lŏj'ĭk) adj.
ra'di·ol'o·gist n.
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radiologist in Science
The branch of medicine that deals with diagnostic images of anatomic structures through the use of electromagnetic radiation or sound waves and that treats disease through the use of radioactive compounds. Radiologic imaging techniques include x-rays, CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.
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radiologist in Culture
radiology [(ray-dee-ol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study of images obtained by x-ray, ultrasound, CAT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging, and to the treatment of cancer by radiation therapy.

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