7 Things Patients Should Know About Radiologists

Doctors play an important role in taking care of their patients. Radiologists specifically are vital to providing answers to serious questions about various health concerns patients may have. At Rosetta Radiology, our radiologists are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive the best care and leave our center with better knowledge about any ailments they may have. While many people may understand the important role radiologists play, here are a few things you should know about what radiologists really do. 

  1. Radiologists are medical doctors who spend most of their time in the dark. They specialize in diagnosing diseases and injuries by utilizing medical imaging techniques like x-Rays.          

  2. Radiologists don’t only read X-Rays, they also interpret computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, fusion imaging, and ultrasounds. In other words, they interact with machines more than people.                                                                                                                                  

  3. Since some of these imaging techniques involve the use of radiation, your radiologist is trained in and understands the importance of radiation safety and protection.                       

  4. Your radiologist collaborates with your physician by selecting the proper examination based on your symptoms, interpreting the resulting medical images, and utilizing test results to advise future care.                                                                                                        

  5. Radiologists correlate medical image findings with other examinations and tests.                    

  6. Some radiologists treat diseases by means of radiation (radiation oncology) or minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic intervention (interventional radiology).                               

  7. Radiologists are also responsible for directing radiologic technologists (the people who actually take your picture) to ensure that exams are conducted properly.   

 

These are just a few of the many things that radiologists do on a daily basis to help care for their patients. Our four on-site radiologists provide our patients with results and answers to their questions the day of their procedure. Along with providing a more person experience, they also are ACR Accredited. Be sure to make an appointment to meet with on of our award-winning radiologists today!

 

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