As a common man whose relation to the medical field is only limited to instances when we get sick, we are not aware of many medical terms. Everyone knows what a doctor and a nurse do, but those are not the only professionals in the field. There are various kinds of professionals in the medical field from anesthetist to nutritionists and radiologists. The term ‘radiologist’ rings a bell for most of us. We have heard the name but we are not exactly sure what they do. We usually encounter radiologists in the digital imaging centre or diagnostic centers as some might call it. Everyone will have to encounter or consult a radiologist at least once in their lifetime, knowing what they do might be actually helpful. In this article, we will be learning all about radiologists and even discuss how to choose the best radiologist in the city.
Who are radiologists?
Contrary to what people might think, radiologists are doctors too. Radiologists, are doctors that specialise in diagnosing and treatment of certain injuries and ailments through various medical imaging techniques. X-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine are just some of the methods they use to diagnose and treat injuries. To become a radiologist, one has to complete their medical education, get their license, and complete a certain number of years of training. A radiologist should be certified in order for them to open a medical place of their own or work in a hospital or diagnostic center.
What do radiologists do?
Many people are under the misconception that the only job of a radiologist is to take x-rays and scans, that is far from the truth. Radiologists are doctors too who undergo special training to do what they do. They are trained in using the technique of digital imaging to diagnose what’s wrong with the body and decide on suitable treatment. From broken ribs/bones, and fractures to heart conditions, radiologists can detect everything. They are very well aware of how a body should behave and what state it should be in at a healthy state and can detect the tiniest of problems or malfunctions very easily. They work closely with your primary physician in detecting problems and giving solutions for the same.
How to choose the best radiologist?
There is no dearth of radiologists in the city. All the diagnostic centers in the city have radiologists and hospitals that offer lab services have radiologists too. With so many options, choosing the right radiologist can be a bit hard. Choosing the right radiologist will ensure that you get the best of service. A lot of factors should be considered while choosing a radiologist. Listed below are a few:
- Their certification
- Years of experience in the field
- The place they work at
The best way to choose a radiologist is by visiting a good diagnostic center. Reputed diagnostic centers only house the best professionals and the same applies to radiologists. Prima Diagnostics has the best radiologists in the medical field in all the three branches.