ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌrā-dē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce radiology (audio) \

Definition of radiology

1 : a branch of medicine concerned with the use of radiant energy (such as X-rays) or radioactive material in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
2 : the science of radioactive substances and high-energy radiations

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Visitors will wander through a radiology department, a pharmacy, a laboratory, and an intensive care unit. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "A Model Hospital Where the Devices Get Hacked—on Purpose," 6 Aug. 2019 And some medical specialties do not rely as much on patient-doctor interpersonal relationships, like radiology or surgery. Kate Thayer,, "It’s not all brain surgery: Future doctors should be tested for empathy, study says," 1 Aug. 2019 But there was something about the teacher, Dr. Micah Watts, a resident at the time in interventional radiology at the Cleveland Clinic. Michael K. Mcintyre,, "Car mechanic shifts gears, becomes a doctor at age 47 and helps address shortage of black doctors," 28 July 2019 Kimberly McComas, who has been working as a radiology technician at Patient First in Richmond for six years, positions a patient for a chest X-ray. Christopher Rowland, Washington Post, "Patient First Voted Best Workplace," 21 June 2019 Now, every job is a STEM job, from brick laying and nursing to radiology and house painting. Scott F. Latham, The Conversation, "What Amazon’s decision to retrain a third of its employees means for the future of work," 19 July 2019 Under the agreement, Rainbow will provide pediatric specialty care in pediatric radiology, nephrology, cardiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, urology, general surgery and gastroenterology. Ginger Christ,, "MetroHealth names University Hospitals new partner for pediatric care," 3 June 2019 The MetroHealth pharmacy, radiology and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program also will remain on the first floor. Leila Atassi,, "MetroHealth’s Buckeye Health Center to feature wraparound services, social support for patients on poverty’s edge," 7 June 2019 The doctors also provide all pathology and on-site radiology services at Jewish. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, "The deadline on the Jewish Hospital-University of Louisville deal has been extended," 18 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of radiology

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of radiology

medical : a branch of medicine that uses some forms of radiation (such as X-rays) to diagnose and treat diseases


ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -jē How to pronounce radiology (audio) \
plural radiologies

Medical Definition of radiology

1 : the science of radioactive substances and high-energy radiations
2 : a branch of medicine concerned with the use of radiant energy (as X-rays or ultrasound) in the diagnosis and treatment of disease

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