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A radiologist is a medical professional that has specialized in the utilization of radiological imaging techniques in the investigation and management of medical anomalies inside the patient. The field utilizes a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, MRI, positron emission tomography and nuclear medicine. Radiology refers to a specialty that utilizes medical imaging in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases within the body of a patient.
Interventional radiology is a branch of radiology that involves the performance of medical procedures while guided by imaging technologies. Conditions examined using radiological imaging techniques are quite varied. X-rays can be used to locate the point of fractures or narrowing of tubular structures in the body. CT scans and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are used to detect cancer or malformations of organs.
Radiologists can also use x-rays in interventional radiology to guide the course of a surgical operation. X-rays are less costly compared with other imaging technologies such as MRIs.
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