- the science dealing with x-rays or nuclear radiation, especially for medical uses.
- the examination or photographing of organs, bones, etc., with such rays.
- the interpretation of medical x-ray photographs.
Origin of radiology
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- the use of X-rays and radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
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Word Origin and History for radiology
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- 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.
- The use of radiation for the scientific examination of material structures; radioscopy.
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- 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.
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