Radiology Doctors Play a Pivotal Role in Diagnosis and Treatment of Various Diseases
Radiology doctors, also called radiologists are the medical doctors who perform and interpret medical imaging studies including ultrasound, MRI, and Computed Tomography (CT) exams, mammograms and interventional radiology procedures. They are experts in the branch of medical science that uses radiation and radioactivity in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Radiologists play a pivotal role in diagnosing the patient’s underlying medical conditions to suggest recommendations accordingly. The radiology doctors perform these tests and convey the information to the other medical doctors such as internists, pediatricians and surgeons for proper diagnosis and treatment.
These doctors perform various tests and exams covering all body organs and systems. Various imaging techniques are performed for various purposes. Radiologists perform imaging studies for the diagnosis of ulcers, polyps, and cancers. They evaluate the presence of disc problems, urinary stones, breast lumps and broken bones. They also evaluate joint injuries such as muscle, tendon, and ligamentous injuries in knees, shoulders, elbows, and ankles. They virtually diagnose all diseases including cancer, heart disease inflammatory, infectious and degenerative diseases, and neurological conditions.
Radiology doctors not only diagnose diseases but also provide minimally invasive therapy through interventional radiology procedures. The help in early diagnosis and suggest non-invasive procedures for treatment. Delayed diagnosis can lead to inadequate and ineffective treatment.
With the development of technology, radiology has redefined the medical treatment procedure and has deeply impacted medical imaging and radiologists roles in treatment of patients. Radiology doctors ensure better diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions and better provision of high quality health care.