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What's a Radiologist?

Radiologist A vital part of your medical team, Radiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques such as MRIs, CTs and X-Rays.

Do Radiologists work with my doctor?

Yes. A Radiologist will interpret the images from your exam and provide a written report to your doctor. Your doctor will then contact you with the results. Before your exam, the Radiologist may assist your doctor in determining the imaging exam best suited to form a diagnosis. After your exam, your doctor will often confer with the Radiologist about your results.

Do Radiologists just interpret images?

No. Radiologists also work closely with a medical staff of highly trained technologists who perform your imaging exam. Also, many conditions that once required surgery are treated by Interventional Radiologists using image guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures.

What training do Radiologists receive?

Radiologists graduate from accredited medical schools, pass a licensing examination, and then complete a residency of at least four years of specialized postgraduate medical education. They often complete a fellowship — one to two additional years of specialized training in a particular subspecialty of radiology.