Diagnostic Radiologists use a variety of imaging procedures to see inside the body and assess or diagnose the patient’s condition. Our Radiologists play an important role in your health by acting as expert consultants to your referring physician by choosing the proper exam and directing Radiology Technologists in properly performing quality exams. They interpret and report on the resulting images, recommending treatment and, when appropriate, additional tests.
What is RADIOLOGY?
Radiologists are medical doctors that specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging (radiology) procedures (exams/tests) such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound.
Radiologists complete at least 13 years of training, including medical school, a four-year residency, and most often, an additional one- or two-year fellowship of very specialized training, such as radiation oncology, pediatric radiology, or interventional radiology. They are certified by the American Board of Radiology, and they have exacting requirements for continuing medical education throughout their practicing years.