What is a Radiologist?
Radiologists are doctors who are trained in diagnosing and/or treating
diseases and injuries using medical imaging procedures like x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and more. Radiologists have completed a minimum of 13 years of education, including pre-medical school (4 years), graduate medical school (4 years), and residency (5 years).
Diagnostic Radiology – Diagnostic radiologists subspecialize in sections of the human body including breast imaging, body imaging, general imaging, cardiac imaging, musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine imaging and pediatric imaging. Exams interpreted (or read) by a subspecialized radiologist provide your physician with the critical details to move forward with the best care for you.
Interventional Radiology – Interventional radiologists specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging guidance, often in lieu of surgical procedures. Interventional radiologists utilize x-rays, ultrasound, and other images in order to guide small instruments (such as catheters) through blood vessels to treat diseases through the skin.