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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Recently, Hirsch has been working with Dr. Kenneth C. Wang, a fellow radiologist and assistant professor who also serves at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Baltimore. Meredith Cohn,, "3D printed hearts and joints? Doctors at UMMC, VA Hospital are starting with models," 24 July 2019 Embolization, a procedure pioneered by interventional radiologists, can be used to stop bleeding or to starve a fibroid or tumor of its blood supply. Susan Scutti, CNN, "What we know -- and don't know -- about Melania Trump's procedure," 15 May 2018 The CAT scan read by an outside radiologist showed an epidural hematoma — a collection of blood pressing on the spinal cord. Robert Brum, USA TODAY, "She became a quadriplegic after spinal surgery. A jury awarded her $56M malpractice verdict," 12 Aug. 2019 That's likely due to the degree of dense breast tissue in women, Gao said, which can cloud the ability of the radiologist to detect abnormalities. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Male breast cancer screening in high-risk patients extremely successful, study says," 17 Sep. 2019 Her future husband, who had earned his medical degree and was training to be a radiologist, joined the Army. New York Times, "Frances Crowe, Peace Activist and War Resister, Dies at 100," 28 Aug. 2019 In many specialty categories, the surge was stunning: The number of searches jumped from 24 to 148 for radiologists, from 36 to 86 for cardiologists, and 18 to 70 for anesthesiologists. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Trouble Seeing a Specialist? Here’s What’s Driving the ‘Doctor Draught’," 15 July 2019 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

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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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