radiology

noun
ra·di·ol·o·gy | \ ˌrā-dē-ˈä-lə-jē \

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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Nearly every part of the hospital, from radiology to recruitment, was analysed and standardised. The Economist, "Hospitals are learning from industry how to cut medical errors," 28 June 2018 The groom’s mother retired as an assistant professor of radiology at Tufts University Medical School and the chief of ultrasound at Tufts Medical Center, both in Boston. New York Times, "Alana Berman-Gnivecki, Martin Solomon," 17 June 2018 Carreno asked me to send my medical records, which included radiology reports from 2009 and 2011 MRIs on my left shoulder. Scott Tinley, SI.com, "A firsthand experience with stem cell treatment in pitching arm," 3 Aug. 2011 Garcia's professors accused him of behaving unprofessionally – including yelling at a radiology technician. CBS News, "Was revenge the motive behind Omaha stabbing deaths?," 2 June 2018 The Associated Press reported that officials at UC Davis Medical Center were forced to reschedule more than 100 cancer exams and 150 radiology exams. Fox News, "Sen. Kamala Harris backs out of commencement speech at US Berkeley," 8 May 2018 Chinese hospitals analyze thousands of radiology images a day, a burden that increases the chances of misdiagnosis. Robyn Dixon, latimes.com, "China plans to dominate AI, with a vanguard of robotic doctors like 'Biomind'," 6 July 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, ajc, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of radiology

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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radiology

noun

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

radiology

noun
ra·di·ol·o·gy | \ -jē \
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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