The new imaging methods (ultrasonography, CT, and MRI) permit doctors
to visualize regions of the body previously accessible only through
exploratory surgery. They have given birth to a new subspecialty: interventional
radiology (image-guided percutaneous biopsy and intervention). Some
radiology departments are now called Diagnostic Imaging.
Diagnostic images may be in black & white but they are very complicated
and require years of study, experience and skill for accurate interpretation.
A small shadow or increased density should be of major significance.
Radiologists specialize in diagnosing disease by using medical imaging
studies such as:
- Computerized Tomography (CT or CTA)
- Magnetical Resonance (MRI)
The disease may be very complicated to diagnose correctly. Fortunately
the patient and the doctor have the benefit of modern medical imaging
The use of the medical imaging study help doctors to understand the
medical condition of the patient better before treating them. The imaging
study is interpreted by a radiologist who gives a diagnostic opinion
in the form of a written report. Today's diagnostic radiologist in the United States complete four years
of college, four years of medical school, a year of internship, four
years of radiology residency and up to 2 years of fellowship training.
This training includes medical image production, interpretation, radiation
safety, and image-guided percutaneous intervention.
in diagnosing disease by...