ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gist | \ˌrā-dē-ˈä-lə-jist \

Definition of radiologist 

: a physician specializing in medical radiology

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After talking to over 1,000 mammography technologists, radiologists and patients, the answer was clear: To make mammograms suck less, put the women having them in control. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, "Mammograms Don't Have to Be So Terrible, Thanks to This Breakthrough Screening Technology," 30 Oct. 2018 Our patient was eventually admitted to the hospital so that an interventional radiologist could remove the strut found stuck in the blood vessels of her lung., "Medical mystery: An unexpected - and ironic - cause of chest pain," 24 June 2018 Some papers show artificial radiologists outperforming the ones in white coats (see article). The Economist, "AI, radiology and the future of work," 7 June 2018 Starting annual salaries for psychiatrists range from $239,000 to $272,000, compared with a range of $429,000 to $529,000 for radiologists and more than $600,000 for orthopedic surgeons, according to Merritt Hawkins. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, "More people are seeking out mental health care, but psychiatrists are in short supply. Here's why.," 22 Mar. 2018 Her father was a physician, and her mother was a radiologist. Washington Post, "Tessa Jowell, U.K. culture secretary who helped secure 2012 Olympics, dies at 70," 13 May 2018 The retired radiologist and former Navy captain was shipwrecked in the Bahamas; crash-landed a small plane on a Maine pond after the engine cut out; and was stuck on a mountain in Greece after injuring his leg on a scenic bike ride. Steve Annear,, "A 95-year-old Maine resident beat a rabid fox to death with a wooden plank," 28 June 2018 Peter Glazer, a therapeutic radiologist, developed the technique of combining DNA and the synthetic material, PNA, to repair gene mutations. Rebecca Lurye,, "Gene Editing Shows Promise In Yale Study," 29 June 2018 Stitt said there have been times when the X-ray technician has called in sick or is stuck in traffic or the X-rays need to be redone or a radiologist is not available to analyze them. Kristina Davis,, "Problems getting detainees to court on time magnified under 'zero-tolerance' immigration crackdown," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of radiologist

1905, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Medical Definition of radiologist 

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

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