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radiograph

Syllabification: ra·di·o·graph
Pronunciation: /ˈrādēōˌɡraf
 
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Definition of radiograph in English:

noun

An image produced on a sensitive plate or film by X-rays, gamma rays, or similar radiation, and typically used in medical examination.
Example sentences
  • Presence of cardiomegaly on the chest radiograph may be the only diagnostic clue and echocardiography may reveal pericardial effusion.
  • Preoperative radiographs and MRI scans were obtained in all patients.
  • Patients' medical records, chest radiographs, and computerized laboratory values were reviewed.

verb

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Produce an image of (something) on a sensitive plate or film by X-rays, gamma rays, or similar radiation.
Example sentences
  • Characteristic branching ossification was identified in 7 of the 8 cases by radiographing the paraffin blocks or the wet tissue.
  • Eventually, we wound up radiographing it, and she had a large cyst in her sinuses on the left side.
  • Although the majority of ankle injuries are radiographed, fewer than 15 percent of these patients are found to have fractures of the ankle or foot.

Derivatives

radiographer

1
Pronunciation: /ˌrādēˈäɡrəfər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Ed's teachers eventually flunked him, so he hauled up to Johannesburg and trained as an industrial radiographer, testing welds in an oil refinery.

radiographic

2
Pronunciation: /ˌrādēōˈɡrafik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • As recommended by the researchers, consideration should be given to radiographic screening in these situations.
  • Our study found that clinical and radiographic findings were useful predictors of the etiology of one or more pulmonary nodules.
  • Many patients are asymptomatic, and the tumor is discovered only as an incidental radiographic or postmortem finding.

radiographically

3
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The ability of conventional CT scan and fiberoptic bronchoscopy to localize and properly stage radiographically occult lung cancer in the major airways is limited.
  • She improved clinically and radiographically, and was switched to intravenous hydrocortisone, 200 mg three times a day, for 2 days, when she again showed clinical and radiographic deterioration.
  • Treatment was advocated only if there was evidence of disease progression or if the lesion, as observed radiographically, failed to resolve over a 1-to 2-month period of close observation.

radiography

4
Pronunciation: /ˌrādēˈäɡrəfē/
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘It is easy to get a simple radiography done, but a GP cannot go any further with tests like CAT scans and such without a surgical referral,’ he said.

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