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Clinical radiologist

Clinical radiologists are medically qualified doctors specialising in the investigation and diagnosis of a range of clinical conditions and diseases, using a variety of imaging techniques, such as:

  • computed tomography (CT) scans
  • fluoroscopy
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • nuclear imaging
  • ultrasound
  • X-rays.

Clinical radiologists may focus on either diagnostic radiology or interventional radiology, or on a mixture of the two:

  • diagnostic radiology - finding out what is clinically wrong with patients using a range of imaging techniques.
  • interventional radiology - using image-guided pin-hole surgery to treat a variety of conditions - from life threatening aneurysms and haemorrhages to joint, tendon and muscle injuries - in the least invasive way.
Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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