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    Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    Hi.

    I met a woman who attended a local English club the other day. When she was introducing herself, she mentioned her husband. She said her husband works in a hospital in the radiology department, sitting in a room to look at the images of bodies of patients. I wonder if it's natural to say "Her bushband is a radiology doctor".

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    #2

    Re: Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    I met a woman who attended a local English club the other day. When she was introducing herself, she mentioned her husband. She said her husband works in a hospital in the radiology department, sitting in a room to look at the images of bodies of patients. I wonder if it's natural to say "Her husband is a radiology doctor".
    Yes, but more likely, I think, is:

    Her husband is a radiologist.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Oct-2020 at 13:38. Reason: Added closing punctuation
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    Re: Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Yes, but more likely, I think, is:

    Her husband is a radiologist
    Thanks a lot, Tarheel. I think "a radiologist" is a specialist of radiology and I think a doctor might learn that subject but not necessarily is a specialist. Please enlighten me.

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    #4

    Re: Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    A radiologist is a medical doctor who has undergone specialist training in radiology, which is to do with X-ray and medical imaging, just like other specialists such as surgeon, paediatrician, pathologist, anaesthesist, etc.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    Last edited by tzfujimino; 01-Oct-2020 at 11:46.

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    Re: Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    Silverobama, look up the difference between radiologist and radiographer and let us know if that clarifies it for you. Note that "radiology doctor" is unnatural.

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    Re: Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Silverobama, look up the difference between radiologist and radiographer and let us know if that clarifies it for you. Note that "radiology doctor" is unnatural.
    I think the term I'm looking for is "radiologist", but I guess, probably, doctors do both work of a radiologist and a radiographer.

    I wonder if the sentence is okay now.

    Her husband is a radiologist.

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    Re: Her husband is a radiology doctor.

    The sentence is fine now.

    In Europe and the USA a doctor wouldn't normally undertake the duties of a radiographer.
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