Radiology is a medical science concerned with the treatment and diagnosis of disease by using imaging technologies. Physician, expert in obtaining and interpreting images by using imaging modalities such as X-rays, CT scan (computed tomography), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and ultrasound is known as radiologist. The diseases or injuries are treated and diagnosed with the guidance of imaging technologies.
Diseases and disorders • Breast diseases and conditions • Heart disease and blood vessels problems • Chest disease, especially heart and lungs • Traumatic and non-traumatic problems • Urinary tracts and reproductive organs diseases • Musculoskeletal system disease • Head, neck, spine and brain problems and diseases • Blockage in blood vessels • Thyroid cancer • Cancer • Other infectious and degenerative diseases
Tests, treatment, drugs and diagnose
Fluoroscopy is used to delineate anatomy and functioning of the blood vessels, genitourinary system or the gastrointestinal tract. Interventional radiology includes the minimal invasive procedures done either for diagnostic purpose (such as angiogram) or for the treatment purpose (such as angioplasty). Ultrasound is done to visualize soft tissue structures in the body such as heart vessels and major vessels or injury in the major organs. Computed tomography (CT) is used to produce images of arteries. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to generate images of soft tissues, especially of spine, brain and musculoskeletal system. Nuclear medicine imaging involves evaluation for particular conditions of heart, thyroid, lungs, liver, gallbladder, and bones.
When to call radiologist?
Your general physician identifies the symptoms and suggests visiting the radiology doctors.