radiology meaning

Pronunciation:   "radiology" in a sentence
Noun: radiology  `reydee'ólujee
  1. The branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation 
  2. (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
    - radioscopy

Derived forms: radiologies

See also: radiological, radiologist

Type of: imaging, medical science, tomography

Encyclopedia: Radiology

The science embracing the theory and use of X rays and radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and ailments.

A specialty concerned with the use of x-ray and other forms of radiant energy in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. n pl -gies
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 and radium) in the diagnosis and treatment of disease


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