ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gist ˌrā-dē-ˈä-lə-jist How to pronounce radiologist (audio)
: a physician specializing in medical radiology

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Patel was a radiologist at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. Noah Goldbergstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2023 In 2018, Cuban received an unsolicited email from Dr. Alex Oshmyansky, a radiologist at Vision Radiology, a medical diagnostic imaging center in Dallas. Lauren Dunn, NBC News, 20 Dec. 2022 Raag Airan, a radiologist at Stanford University, and his colleagues bind propofol to oily droplets in the blood, which sends the drug around the body. Bob Holmes, Discover Magazine, 30 Jan. 2019 The radiologist pointed to a white blur on the monochrome scan. Lindsey Fitzharris, WSJ, 1 Dec. 2022 The patient, a 62-year-old man, had a chest CT earlier that day, and Dr. David Smith, his longtime P.C.P., was telling him that the radiologist saw a mass. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, 2 Nov. 2022 The radiologist will report the results to you and your doctor, and people typically hear the results within a few weeks, according to the CDC. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2022 Dartmouth patients is listed in his online physician profile posted by the medical board in Georgia, where the radiologist is also licensed. Jonathan Saltzman,, 19 Nov. 2022 She was hired as a radiologist but used the imaging devices to collaborate with an artist friend on a series based on MRI scans. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of radiologist was in 1905

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“Radiologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gist ˌrād-ē-ˈäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce radiologist (audio)
: a physician specializing in the use of radiant energy for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes

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