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What is a radiologist?

March 31, 2020

A radiologist is a medical doctor who has chosen to specialize in the field of imaging for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. After completing an internship, a radiologist undergoes an additional four or more years of specialized training in medical imaging. The most important task of a radiologist is to interpret the data from your procedure and combine that information with the clinical findings of your doctor. We commonly refer to this process as a “reading.” The goal of the reading is to provide your physician with a clearer picture of what is happening inside your body. The radiologist evaluates the images and provides a report of the findings to your physician(s).

Not all radiologists are the same. At The Center for Medical Imaging, each radiologist is recognized as a specialist in one particular area of the body. Our radiologists are experts and valued consultants to your doctor. Because of their experience and skill, they can ensure that your exam is performed quickly and appropriately. The result is accurate and decisive images and interpretations.

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