ra·​di·​og·​ra·​phy ˌrā-dē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce radiography (audio)
: the art, act, or process of making radiographs

Examples of radiography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The veterinary team had to sedate her to perform radiography and decide on a course of treatment. Diane Bell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2023 Industrial radiography cameras may use a very high activity gamma radiation source and are commonly used to inspect the integrity of ships, pipes and other small spaces, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration. Rebekah Riess, CNN, 12 Mar. 2023 The missing device was an industrial radiography unit used to locate cracks within metal. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2023 Per NBC News, the technique, known as muon radiography, utilizes high-speed cosmic ray muon particles that bombard the Earth and have greater penetration capabilities than X-rays. Jason Hahn, Peoplemag, 2 Mar. 2023 Results of a physical examination, electro- and echocardiography, and chest radiography were all normal. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 12 July 2011 High-resolution high-contrast X-ray radiography of plant seeds combined with images taken by microscopy. Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2013 Trustees of the British Museum Researchers detected small bone lesions in the man’s skeleton using radiography and a scanning electron microscope. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2014 Big Mike had developed a successful business shipping radiography machines across the Gulf South. Nathaniel Rich Stacy Kranitz, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2022 See More

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First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radiography was in 1896

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“Radiography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


ra·​di·​og·​ra·​phy ˌrā-dē-ˈäg-rə-fē How to pronounce radiography (audio)
plural radiographies
: the art, act, or process of making radiographs and sonograms

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