radiology

noun

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

Examples of radiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through surgery, radiology, chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, Mr. Benjamin persevered for three years. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 18 Mar. 2024 Switzer then hand-delivered it to the radiology clinic. Sarah Volpenhein, Journal Sentinel, 17 May 2024 About 100 emergency workers from multiple departments, including emergency, radiology, language services, social work and members of the Red Cross participated in the training. Nhat V. Meyer, The Mercury News, 16 May 2024 Primary care doctors or obstetrician-gynecologists order them for patients, and the scans are typically done by a technician at an imaging center or radiology department. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 30 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for radiology 

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of radiology was in 1900

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“Radiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radiology. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

radiology

noun
ra·​di·​ol·​o·​gy ˌrād-ē-ˈäl-ə-jə̄ How to pronounce radiology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with the use of radiant energy (as X-rays) or radioactive material in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
radiological
-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl
adjective
or radiologic
-ik
radiologist
-ˈäl-ə-jist
noun

Medical Definition

radiology

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