Definition of radiograph in English:



  • An image produced on a sensitive plate or film by X-rays, gamma rays, or similar radiation, and typically used in medical examination.

    • ‘Preoperative radiographs and MRI scans were obtained in all patients.’
    • ‘This may be misinterpreted as a new air leak, especially if compared with preoperative radiographs or in ignorance of the history of previous surgery.’
    • ‘The participants were familiar with the digital format, as both conventional film radiographs and digital radiographs are used in Russia.’
    • ‘Those persons should receive a chest radiograph and medical evaluation for TB disease.’
    • ‘An abdominal 3-way radiograph the day of admission revealed air fluid levels as well as a new opacity in his peripheral loft lower lung field.’
    • ‘A chest radiograph and computed tomographic scan of his abdomen and pelvis revealed no secondary lesions.’
    • ‘The radiologists who read the radiographs at each institution were blinded to the results of the Ottawa knee rule assessment.’
    • ‘She also was noted to have a markedly thickened calvarium on both radiographs and computed tomographic scan at 6 years old.’
    • ‘Chest radiographs and a scintigraphic bone scan were negative.’
    • ‘The radiographer marks all abnormal radiographs with a red dot.’
    • ‘The 7 cases in older children were found to have cystic lesions on radiographs in the course of 1 or more bouts of pneumonia.’
    • ‘All patients were followed with regular physical examinations and chest radiographs after discharge from the hospital.’
    • ‘Plain radiographs are less sensitive for metastatic lesions than are other imaging tests.’
    • ‘Patients' medical records, chest radiographs, and computerized laboratory values were reviewed.’
    • ‘The chest radiograph and computed tomographic scan of the head, abdomen, and pelvis were within normal limits.’
    • ‘A physical examination and plain radiographs of the knee should follow.’
    • ‘For practical reasons, the radiographs and the respiratory pressures could not be obtained simultaneously.’
    • ‘In the third quarter of 1993, he initiated an analysis of the errors made by emergency physicians in interpreting radiographs at his hospital.’
    • ‘Presence of cardiomegaly on the chest radiograph may be the only diagnostic clue and echocardiography may reveal pericardial effusion.’
    • ‘In patients with pulmonary hypertension, more frequent chest radiographs to assess catheter position may be indicated.’
    • ‘This was concluded by the comparison of preoperative and postreconstruction standing radiographs.’
    radiogram, radiograph, x-ray image
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  • Produce an image of (something) on a sensitive plate or film by X-rays, gamma rays, or similar radiation.

    ‘the samples were stored at -20 degrees before being radiographed’
    • ‘The coins were rinsed and radiographed daily for seven days.’
    • ‘Periodically he will have the bone spur radiographed to see if the condition remains stabilized or worsens.’
    • ‘It includes various positions of the patient in the sitting and lying down postures depending upon the area to be radiographed.’
    • ‘Shoulder dislocations are generally confirmed with radiographs, reduced, and radiographed again to confirm the reduction.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The dental checks are also rigorous and resulted in my having all my teeth radiographed to check whether any of the older fillings might be at risk in the extreme cold climate.’
    • ‘The phantom and needles then were radiographed using routine radiology departmental chest exposures to determine the radiopacity of surgical needles on a simulated patient.’
    • ‘Each specimen was radiographed for possible bony abnormalities and examined for any ligament deficiencies.’
    • ‘In the absence of an underlying chronic inflammatory arthritis, any joint with an effusion should be radiographed to rule out a fracture or other intra-articular pathologic process.’