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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In the case of radiology, the entire job can be done remotely. New York Times, "How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession," 23 Aug. 2019 Jay Lin, 40, worked as an assistant professor for radiology at Baylor College of Medicine when he was arrested July 31 on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, officials said. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "Houston doctor arrested in undercover sting targeting sexual predators," 19 Aug. 2019 That means all emergency care; emergency ambulance transport; and ancillary services delivered at an in-network facility such as anesthesiology, radiology, pathology, assistant surgery, and tests and imaging. Michael Hiltzik,, "Opponents launch constitutional attack on laws to end surprise medical bills," 2 July 2019 In March 2016, Levy was intoxicated when he was called to the radiology department to assist with a biopsy. Anchorage Daily News, "How Veterans Affairs failed to stop a pathologist who misdiagnosed 3,000 cases," 30 Aug. 2019 MetroHealth plans to open radiology centers in Northeast Ohio that provide MRIs and CT scans at up to 70% of the hospital cost and to expand its Doc2Go telemedicine program to college students in four states. Ginger Christ,, "Digital diagnosis on the rise: Telemedicine connects more NE Ohio doctors with patients," 25 Aug. 2019 Mall of America in Minneapolis, America's largest mall, announced plans last week to open a 2,300-square-foot walk-in clinic in November with medical exam rooms, a radiology room, lab space and a pharmacy dispensary service. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Malls are filling their empty spaces with doctor's offices," 23 July 2019 The primary-care doctors weren’t happy with slow service at the radiology centers, according to doctors at the meeting. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "The Hidden System That Explains How Your Doctor Makes Referrals," 27 Dec. 2018 Where to read: Amazon, Barnes & Noble Paul Bateson Paul Bateson was a radiology technician who briefly appeared in 1973’s The Exorcist. Nick Romano,, "Mindhunter season 2: A true-crime companion guide to podcasts, books, and more," 10 Aug. 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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