Health Care Career Report: Radiologist

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Health Care Career Report: Radiologist

Stephanie Salazar

December 10th, 2013

Miami Dade Medical Campus

About Radiologists

To start off, many people tend to confuse Radiologists to Radiologists Technologists, unfortunately they are actually not the same. Technologists are the professionals who operate the imaging technology, and radiologists are the ones who interpret the results. Since radiologists do not offer treatment themselves, they have to often consult with physicians, surgeons, and other medical professionals to discuss their test results, so they can develop plans for treatment. Radiologists do this by understanding when an imaging test may be needed to answer a question about a symptom, disease, injury or treatment, etc., and also when imaging is unlikely to be helpful. If an imaging test is needed, radiologists know which test is likely to be the best one to answer the question, or, if more than one test is needed, in which order the tests should be done to get the best result.

When a radiologist receives a request for a test or interventional treatment of a problem, he or she considers the different imaging tests available, considers the risks and benefits of the different ways of obtaining imaging to assist in answering the question, and determines what test or treatment to do and how best to do it.

Compared to other occupations in the medical field, radiologists spend very little (if any at all) time interacting directly with patients. Instead, their interaction is reserved for the doctors and other healthcare professional involved in requesting and processing the digital images.

Now, you're probably asking yourself, "What's the schedule like?" Well, fortunately for a Radiologists their working hours can vary hugely depending on WHERE they work. Radiologists can work in offices, hospitals, and...