What is Radiology?
Radiology is the branch of medicine that utilizes imaging strategies (like X-rays) to diagnose and treat illness. The radiologist uses it diagnostically to specify if a medical disorder is present or not (like getting lung cancer), interventionally as a technique (like treatment for a blood clot in an artery), or as a cure, like providing radiation therapy to treat an extensive disease such as cancer.
What Are The Types of Radiology Procedures?
There are two types of Radiology Procedures i.e.
Diagnostic Radiology Procedures: Diagnostic Radiology Procedures involve X-Rays, CT (Computed Tomography) Scans, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine Scans, and Molecular Imaging.
Interventional Radiology Procedures: There are many interventional radiology procedures available. In many situations, these “minimally invasive” techniques can replace more invasive measures (like surgery) that doctors utilized in the past. These strategies may have rare complications, including causing less discomfort, smaller incisions (cuts), and assisting people in recuperating more quickly than possible. They are frequently less costly.
What Does a Radiologist Do?
Radiologists can perform clinical practices in universities or hospitals. The work of radiologists depends on their specialty.
Radiologists do their job with medical imaging procedures, i.e., computed tomography (CT) scans, MRI scans, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, X-rays, ultrasounds, nuclear medicine, and fusion imaging.
When To See a Radiologist?
If you are suffering from some conditions like a Broken bone, Torn muscle, Pregnancy, Screening for cancer or tumors, Blocked arteries or other Vessels, Foreign objects in the body, Trauma, accidents, and Infections. Due to these conditions, you must contact a radiologist immediately.
What To Expect From a Radiologist?
A radiologist will take images of the inside of your body to assist in diagnosing and treating diseases. These medical pictures are taken in many ways: X-rays and CT scans.
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