Much Support Comes For Radiologists Under Nuclear Medicine Fellowship

Those who aspire to make their career in the field of radiology must have graduated from an accredited medical school to earn an MD degree. If they have passed a licensing examination of at least four years of graduate medical education (residency) in radiology, further have to undergo a year long internship. These students can also avail the nuclear medicine fellowship programs and sub-specialize into one or more areas of radiology.

The nuclear medicine technologists have to work closely with the nuclear medicine physician. Their primary responsibilities can be classified into some specific areas. The responsibilities include the preparation procedure of the radioactive chemical compounds (radiopharmaceuticals); the patient imaging procedures by using sophisticated radiation-detection process; analysis of biologic specimens in the well-equipped laboratory and deliver that images, data analysis and patient information for the further interpretation.  

There are some particular branches of the radiology for the nuclear medicine fellowship can be availed to expand skills and knowledge. These areas are recognized as abdominal imaging, breast imaging, interventional neuroradiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, nuclear medicine PET, pediatric imaging, etc. Radiologists are usually certified and approved to practice in the field. The approval may be rendered by either the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.

The beneficiaries of the nuclear medicine fellowship are devoted to the imaging, treatment and diagnosis of patients with trace doses of radioactive material. The imaging modalities include imaging of the heart, skeletal system and most organs of the body, such as liver, glands, kidneys, spleen, lungs, etc. These modalities include a gamma imaging, PET/CT and PET.


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