Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasounds. May perform minimally invasive medical procedures and tests.
Other Job Titles Radiologists May Have
Diagnostic Radiologist, Interventional Neuroradiologist, Interventional Radiologist, Neuroradiologist, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Nuclear Medicine Specialist, Physician, Radiologist
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Obtain patients' histories from electronic records, patient interviews, dictated reports, or by communicating with referring clinicians.
Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.
Perform or interpret the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies, mammography, or ultrasound.
Review or transmit images and information using picture archiving or communications systems.
Communicate examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients, or families.
Level of Education Attained by Radiologists
Most common level of education among people in this career: Post-Doctoral Training (68%)
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