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

Definition of radiologist

: a physician specializing in medical radiology

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This rule prevents a non-network radiologist reading a patient’s X-rays at a network hospital from issuing the patient a surprise bill, for example. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: How the hospital lobby derailed legislation to protect you from surprise hospital bills," 2 Aug. 2019 The norm for psychiatrists was $273,000, up 4.5%, while radiologists and neurologists started on average at $387,000 and $317,000, up some 4-5%. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trouble Seeing a Specialist? Here’s What’s Driving the ‘Doctor Draught’," 15 July 2019 Patients may have thought their expenses were covered by insurance, only to discover that their ER doctor or anesthetist or radiologist was outside their insurance policy’s network and therefore free to charge what the market will bear. Michael Hiltzik,, "Opponents launch constitutional attack on laws to end surprise medical bills," 2 July 2019 The analysts upstairs are the radiologists who dissect the data and relay it to the surgeons (coaches), who operate on the patients (players). Ben Lindbergh And Travis Sawchik,, "How MLB Washout Brian Bannister Became the Red Sox' Pitching Guru," 7 June 2019 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 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 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 Stanton could face Republican Steve Ferrara, a radiologist who continues to build a sizable campaign war chest as well. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "In Arizona's Senate race, has Joe Arpaio lost his fundraising mojo?," 23 Apr. 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 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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