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radiology

 [ra″de-ol´ah-je]
the branch of medical science dealing with use of x-rays, radioactive substances, and other forms of radiant energy in diagnosis and treatment of disease. adj., adj radiolog´ic, radiolog´ical.
interventional radiology the branch of radiology concerned with providing diagnosis and treatment of disease by a variety of percutaneous procedures performed under the guidance of radiologic imaging.

ra·di·ol·o·gy

(rā'dē-ol'ŏ-jē),
1. The science of high-energy radiation and of the sources and the chemical, physical, and biologic effects of such radiation; the term usually refers to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
2. The scientific discipline of medical imaging using ionizing radiation, radionuclides, nuclear magnetic resonance, and ultrasound. Synonym(s): diagnostic radiology
[radio- + G. logos, study]

radiology

(rā′dē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The branch of medicine that deals with diagnostic images of anatomic structures made 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, CT scans, PET scans, MRIs, and ultrasonograms.
2. The use of radiation for the scientific examination of material structures; radioscopy.

ra′di·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), ra′di·o·log′ic (-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
ra′di·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ra′di·ol′o·gist n.

radiology

Roentgenology The use of ionizing–eg, x-rays, and nonionizing–eg, ultrasound and MRI–radiation, to diagnose and treat disease. See Interventional radiology, Teleradiology.

ra·di·ol·o·gy

(rā'dē-ol'ŏ-jē)
1. The science of high-energy radiation and of the sources and the chemical, physical, and biologic effects of such radiation; the term usually refers to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
2. The scientific discipline of medical imaging using ionizing radiation, radionuclides, nuclear magnetic resonance, and ultrasound.
Synonym(s): diagnostic radiology.
[radio- + G. logos, study]

radiology

The medical specialty concerned with the use of RADIATION for diagnosis and treatment. See also RADIOTHERAPY.

radiology 

A science dealing with techniques that use radiant energy (e.g. X-rays) for diagnosis and therapy. See fluorescein angiography; magnetic resonance imaging; computed tomography.

ra·di·ol·o·gy

(rā'dē-ol'ŏ-jē)
1. Science of high-energy radiation and of sources and chemical, physical, and biologic effects of such radiation.
2. Scientific discipline of medical imaging.
Synonym(s): diagnostic radiology.
[radio- + G. logos, study]
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