JOB DESCRIPTION OF SPECIALIST RADIOLOGIST
Qualification: MBBS, MD
Experience: 4 to 5 Years
Reporting to: Medical Director
Job Duties: Diagnoses and treats diseases of human body, using x-ray and radioactive substances: Examines internal structures and functions of organ systems, making diagnoses after correlation of x-ray findings with other examinations and tests. Treats benign and malignant internal and external growths by exposure to radiation from x-rays, high energy sources, and natural and manmade radioisotopes directed at or implanted in affected areas of body.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Administers radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or as enemas to render internal structures and organs visible on x-ray films or fluoroscopic screens.
· May specialize in diagnostic radiology or radiation oncology. May diagnose and treat diseases of human body, using radioactive substances, and be certified in Nuclear
· Administers radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or as enemas in order to view organs using x-ray films or fluoroscopic screens, for example
· Examines patients, obtains medical history, diagnoses illnesses based on imaging and related tests, and recommends additional exams or treatment plans
· Often, radiologists work together with other physicians in order to use all the information and tools at their disposal while attempting to diagnose
· Diagnoses, and treats the human body by using radioactive substances, x-rays, and other digital images of patients obtained through a variety of machines and imaging equipment.
· Radiologists have a very high level of knowledge about various medical imaging modalities and how to utilize findings in order to properly diagnose.
· The radiologist is the one who analyzes the findings and does the diagnoses while the Radiologic Technologistis the professional who specializes in the actual performance of the imaging techniques.
· Radiologists examine patients, obtain medical history, diagnose illnesses based on imaging and related tests, and also recommend additional exams or treatment plans if necessary.
· They also administer radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or as enemas to render internal structures and organs visible on x-ray films or fluoroscopic screens.
· Radiologists are sometimes referred to as Radiographers because sometimes they create x-ray images of different parts of a patient’s body to help diagnose health problems or injuries.
· They also examine internal structures and functions of organ systems, making diagnoses after the correlation of x-ray findings with other examinations and tests.
· Often, radiologists work together with other physicians in order to use all the information and tools at their disposal while attempting to diagnose.
· Radiologists, also known as radiologic technicians, are medical professionals who use x-rays and other forms of radiation technology to diagnose and treat illnesses of the human body.
· Because they work in direct connection with doctors and other medical professionals, they may also be required, as part of their job description, to take over clerical and administrative duties.
· Like most physicians, radiologists must have a comprehensive understanding of the human anatomy and medical and scientific principles relating to human health.
· Additionally, radiologists should be technically savvy, as they will be working on a computer frequently.
· Plus, radiologists should be very focused, have excellent vision and analytical skills, with a keen eye for detail.
· The main purpose of a radiologist is to diagnose diseases through the use of x-rays. Depending on the setting, this may be expanded to include other tests with radioactive substances, not just x-rays.
· Radiologists usually work in conjunction with doctors and make diagnosis based on the results of multiple tests.
· Before the x-rays are taken, radiologists prepare patients for their exposure to radiation by covering their bodies with lead shields, usually in the form of vests or sheets. They also explain procedures, make sure that patients are ready (checking, for example, that all metal objects have been removed) and position the machines correctly to ensure that the minimum number of x-rays are needed.
· Once the x-rays have been taken, radiologists then develop the film and analyze the results.
· Radiologists are sometimes involved in the treatment of certain conditions, such as growths (especially external, although internal tumors are sometimes also treated).
· When directed by a doctor, some patients receive direct radiation as treatment. Others have radioisotopes implanted, which then need to be monitored and cared for by radiologists.
· Many radiologists who offer this type of treatment hold an additional certification in nuclear medicine.