Radiologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnostic imaging through X-rays, CT scans, MRI’s, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasounds. Medical students who pursue radiology graduate from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing examination and then go onto complete a residency. They learn radiation safety and protection, radiation effects on the body and the appropriate interpretation of radiologic imaging examinations.
Symptoms and Treatments that Diagnostic Imaging Detects?
Diagnostic imaging can detect a myriad of ailments. Just to name a few of the diseases and conditions detected in radiologic exams are appendicitis, blood clots, brain tumors, head injury, osteoporosis, and stroke. Diagnostic images through ultrasounds, CT scans, MRI’s and X-rays allow doctors to diagnose a condition, monitor the development and provide guidance to other doctors on where exactly the condition is located in the body. The images also help doctors figure out the correct treatment for the condition diagnosed.
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