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 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 Geri Souve, an outpatient radiology clerk at Beaumont Trenton of 17 years, said in the news release that Beaumont workers are barely scraping by. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Union: Beaumont CEO's compensation jumps 82%, workers outraged over low wages," 15 July 2019 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

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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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