from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- n. The use of ionizing radiation for medical diagnosis, especially the use of x-rays in medical radiography or fluoroscopy.
- n. The use of radiation for the scientific examination of material structures; radioscopy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment.
- n. The use of radiation (including ionizing radiation, especially X-rays) in diagnosis, usually through the formation of images.
- n. Radioscopy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science and art of the production and therapeutic application of X-rays or the rays from radioactive substances.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
- n. the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X-rays or other penetrating radiation
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