Definition of radiograph in US English:

radiograph

noun

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

[with object]
  • Produce an image of (something) on a sensitive plate or film by X-rays, gamma rays, or similar radiation.

    • ‘Characteristic branching ossification was identified in 7 of the 8 cases by radiographing the paraffin blocks or the wet tissue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It includes various positions of the patient in the sitting and lying down postures depending upon the area to be radiographed.’
    • ‘Each specimen was radiographed for possible bony abnormalities and examined for any ligament deficiencies.’
    • ‘Periodically he will have the bone spur radiographed to see if the condition remains stabilized or worsens.’
    • ‘Shoulder dislocations are generally confirmed with radiographs, reduced, and radiographed again to confirm the reduction.’
    • ‘The coins were rinsed and radiographed daily for seven days.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 phantom and needles then were radiographed using routine radiology departmental chest exposures to determine the radiopacity of surgical needles on a simulated patient.’

Pronunciation

radiograph

/ˈrādēōˌɡraf//ˈreɪdioʊˌɡræf/