With valid MOH License only. A radiologist is a medical doctor who is trained in executing and interpreting medical images such as X-
rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, and MRIs and using them to treat health problems in patients. Radiologists perform image-guided procedures but do not normally handle the general medical needs of a patient.
Instead, a radiologist is a specialist who uses the tools of his or her trade to make a diagnosis for a patient, then presents the results to the patient's physician.
The most common tool a radiologist uses is the X-ray. An X-ray is an image taken by using a machine to beam radiation through a patient's body onto a radiation-
sensitive plate after carefully covering other portions of the patient's body with lead shields. Radiologists normally employ radiological technicians to do the actual X-
ray photography, but they are trained in the photography process as well. Other devices that radiologists use in their work include computer tomography (CT) scanners, which take cross-
sectional X-ray pictures of the human body and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, which use magnets and radio waves to create a picture of the inside of the human body.
Radiologists may specialize in nuclear medicine, therapeutic radiology, interventional radiology or other subspecialties.