radiologist


radiologist

noun

  1. the science dealing with x-rays or nuclear radiation, especially for medical uses.
  2. the examination or photographing of organs, bones, etc., with such rays.
  3. the interpretation of medical x-ray photographs.

noun

  1. the use of X-rays and radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
n.

1900, “medical use of X-rays,” later extended to “scientific study of radiation,” from radio-, comb. form of radiation, + Greek-based scientific suffix -ology. Related: Radiological.

n.

  1. The branch of medicine that makes diagnostic images of anatomic structures through the use of electromagnetic radiation or sound waves and that treats disease through the use of radioactive compounds. Radiological imaging techniques include x-rays, CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.
  2. The use of radiation for the scientific examination of material structures; radioscopy.

  1. The branch of medicine that deals with diagnostic images of anatomic structures through the use of electromagnetic radiation or sound waves and that treats disease through the use of radioactive compounds. Radiologic imaging techniques include x-rays, CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.

The branch of medicine devoted to the study of images obtained by x-ray, ultrasound, CAT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging, and to the treatment of cancer by radiation therapy.

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