radiology

noun
ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌrā-dē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce radiology (audio) \

Definition of radiology

1 : a branch of medicine concerned with the use of radiant energy (such as X-rays) or radioactive material in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
2 : the science of radioactive substances and high-energy radiations

Examples of radiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although there’s been a lot of hype around the possibility that deep learning will supercharge radiology, leading to widespread use of A.I. to analyze medical images, the reality is far more subdued. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, "The benefits of ‘shallow’ artificial intelligence," 4 May 2021 Instead of bringing women back in for an unnecessary ultrasound, radiology centers should be focused on scheduling women who have missed or are overdue on their mammogram, Lehman said. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Mammograms pick up swelling due to Covid-19 vaccine, causing unnecessary fear, radiologists say," 2 Mar. 2021 In District 7 which includes all of Seminole County and part of Orange, Murphy defeated Dr. Leo Valentin, a radiology doctor who lives in Orlando. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Democrats Soto, Demings and Murphy cruise to re-election to U.S. House," 3 Nov. 2020 The task force report said that standards created by radiology societies for evaluating the scans could help to prevent some unnecessary procedures spurred by false positives. Denise Grady, BostonGlobe.com, "Yearly lung cancer scans are advised for people 50 and older with shorter smoking histories," 9 Mar. 2021 The task force report said that standards created by radiology societies for evaluating the scans could help to prevent some unnecessary procedures spurred by false positives. New York Times, "Yearly Lung Cancer Scans Are Advised for People 50 and Over With Shorter Smoking Histories," 9 Mar. 2021 The hospital is a mix of operating rooms, clinical space, administrative offices, physical therapy rooms, radiology facility, pharmacy, lab and research space, family living quarters and cafeteria. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "University of Cincinnati to acquire Shriners Hospital building," 11 Mar. 2021 Assume that the business performs radiology, and while they were considered an essential business, certain procedures were suspended from June 1st through August 30th. Lynn Mucenski Keck, Forbes, "IRS Defines Nominal For Purposes Of The Employee Retention Tax Credit: The Definition Might Surprise Essential Businesses," 3 Mar. 2021 A month later, that code was altered again, this time under the name of another radiology technician, Kristal Humphries, to retroactively direct Johnson to get a four-month follow-up. NBC News, "Kentucky mom alleges hospital workers missed her cancer — then covered up their mistake," 3 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of radiology

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 May 2021

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“Radiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiology. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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radiology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of radiology

medical : a branch of medicine that uses some forms of radiation (such as X-rays) to diagnose and treat diseases

radiology

noun
ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce radiology (audio) \
plural radiologies

Medical Definition of radiology

1 : the science of radioactive substances and high-energy radiations
2 : a branch of medicine concerned with the use of radiant energy (as X-rays or ultrasound) in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

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