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radiology

Pronunciation: ra'de-ol'o-je

Definition:

  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]

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