ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gist | \ ˌrā-dē-ˈä-lə-jist How to pronounce radiologist (audio) \

Definition of radiologist

: a physician specializing in medical radiology

Examples of radiologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scott Atlas, the radiologist who has come to serve as the de facto leader of Trump’s coronavirus response, has downplayed the record-setting total of new cases by highlighting the comparatively low death toll. Lev Facher, STAT, "‘It’s going to be very, very scary’: Before Biden takes office, a precarious 10 weeks for escalating Covid-19 crisis," 7 Nov. 2020 Unknown to her, the radiologist who may have read the ultrasound was a visiting doctor and therefore not in her insurance company's network — so her insurer wouldn't pay his full charges.. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Surprise out-of-network medical bills now illegal in Michigan," 30 Oct. 2020 Trump was joined in the briefing by Dr Scott Atlas, a radiologist-turned-coronavirus adviser to the White House. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump: 100M doses of coronavirus vaccine could be distributed by end of year," 16 Sep. 2020 After a few more weeks, the man called an old friend, Mike Fishbein, a radiologist at Falmouth Hospital on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "His Fingernails Were Purple but Didn’t Hurt. What Was This?," 15 Oct. 2020 Coronavirus patients occupy all the 30 intensive-care beds at Madrid’s La Paz hospital, one of Spain’s biggest, according to Daniel Bernabeu, a radiologist there. Andrew Barnett, WSJ, "Europe Overtakes U.S. in New Cases of Covid-19," 14 Oct. 2020 As a radiologist with a specialty in breast imaging, Dr. Heather Tauschek looks at as many as 7,000 mammograms every year. Anchorage Daily News, "Afraid of getting a mammogram? You’re not alone.," 5 Oct. 2020 Jason Dykstra, 42, a radiologist in Holland, Mich., tries to sell EA to a population that’s already motivated to give: devout Christians like himself. Zachary Pincus-roth, Washington Post, "They want to upend the way we think about charity — and their message is winning both converts and critics.," 23 Sep. 2020 The radiologist will make a detailed report to send back to your primary doctor or the specialist who ordered the test. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "25 Types of Doctors and What They Do for Patients' Health," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of radiologist

1905, in the meaning defined above

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13 Nov 2020

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“Radiologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of radiologist

medical : a doctor who is trained in radiology


ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gist | \ ˌrād-ē-ˈäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce radiologist (audio) \

Medical Definition of radiologist

: a physician specializing in the use of radiant energy for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes

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