ra·​di·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌrā-dē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce radiography (audio) \

Definition of radiography

: the art, act, or process of making radiographs

Examples of radiography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These days, non-invasive techniques are heavily favored, such as polarized light microscopy, conventional radiography, and medical X-ray computed tomography (CT). Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Peer inside a mummified cat from ancient Egypt, courtesy of high-res 3D X-rays," 21 Aug. 2020 However, while the latter is an improvement over 2D radiography in terms of capturing volumetric (3D) qualities, medical CT also has lower resolution. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Peer inside a mummified cat from ancient Egypt, courtesy of high-res 3D X-rays," 21 Aug. 2020 Does the practice have digital radiography and an electronic medical record system? Justine A. Lee,, "How to Find a Good Vet for Your Pet," 26 Aug. 2020 After the altarpiece was damaged while being stored in Austrian mines during World War II, another restoration was done in the 1950s, making use of X-ray radiography (XRR) to aid in those efforts. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "We can see the true face of Van Eyck Lamb of God after latest restoration," 29 July 2020 The resulting neutron streams can enable and bring down the cost of neutron imaging, a form of radiography like an X-ray, but better for certain applications. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "These Tiny Neutron Generators Could Pave the Way for Fusion," 17 June 2020 His remains were identified last year by using mitochondrial DNA analysis, dental, anthropological and chest radiography comparison analysis, as well as circumstantial evidence. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Remains of Korean War veteran from Minnesota to be buried in Arlington," 1 Aug. 2019 Scientists may have discovered one of the oldest Christian churches in the world by using muon radiography to scan a mysterious subterranean building located in the ancient Russian city of Derbent, on the Caspian Sea's coast. Fox News, "Scientists may have found one of the oldest Christian churches in the world," 12 July 2019 The curators took the egg to the Art Conservation Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo for a radiography — a technique that uses X-rays to see inside an object, the paper said. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Egg of extinct elephant bird was mislabeled as fake for decades, museum realizes," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of radiography

1896, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2020

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“Radiography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of radiography

medical : the process of taking a photograph of the inside of a person's body by using X-rays


ra·​di·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌrā-dē-ˈäg-rə-fē How to pronounce radiography (audio) \
plural radiographies

Medical Definition of radiography

: the art, act, or process of making radiographs and sonograms

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