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Imaging & Radiology Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat Is A Radiologist?
A radiologist matches imaging and radiology findings with other examinations and tests, recommends further examinations or treatments, and confers with referring physicians. Like other physicians, the radiologist must have graduated from an accredited medical school, passed a licensing examination, and completed at least four years of graduate medical education (residency). The radiologist must also be board certified, that is, approved to practice in the field by either the American Board of Radiology (for a medical doctor) or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (for an osteopath).
- Radiology Technologists
Radiology technologists take the images that are ordered by your doctor. They are required to have state certifications. Technologists have completed extensive training courses in the area of diagnostic radiology. Our CT scan technologists are radiologic technologists who have had additional training in their respective fields.
- Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Nuclear medicine technologists inject the isotopes and take the images required for your Nuclear Medicine procedures. They have state and national certifications and have completed extensive training in all facets of nuclear medicine imaging.
- Ultrasound Technologists
Our ultrasound technologists are board certified by the ARDMS (national board of certification for Ultrasound Technologists).