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How does diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology differ? If the radiologist just read your MRI or CT and did not perform any procedure on you, will he/she be considered "your doctor"?
Typically, : Typically, a diagnostic radiolgist is a consultant to other physicians rather than to a patient directly. In the typical capacity where your usual physician orders an imaging study such as ct, MRI or ultrasound, the doctor who cares for you and ordered the test is "your doctor." however, diagnostic radiologists take their job very seriously as any other doctor would and use their talents and skill to help patients but the pathway of infromation is different. Some patients have asked to speak with the radiologist who read their study and certainly most diagnostic radiologists would be glad to help explain the study and its results. For the purposes of study related issue, reaction to contrast, questions about radiation dose, safety of MRI etc., the diagnostic radiologist is "your doctor" for the duration of the study being peformed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Radiologists are specialists whose expertise is in medical imaging (x-ray, ct, mri, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, etc). They have the most detailed understanding of how imaging is performed and what imaging is best for specific diseases or specific patients. The radiologist interprets the imaging studies ...Read more
See below: Sensitivity is the chance of getting a positive test in someone who has the disease. For example, if you have 100 people with a strep throat who get a throat swab, and 95 of those throat swabs are positive, that throat swab test has a sensitivity of 95%. Notice that a sensitivity of 95% means that 5 out of 100 who have a strep throat would be falsely negative on the throat swab. ...Read more
Depends: This would not apply to an emergency situation. Obviously, an electrocardiogram is done in all patient requiring cardioversion. Also, echocardiogram in most. Additional studies may be done based on situation/diagnosis. For example, in patients with atrial fibrillation, a transesophageal echocardiogram maybe needed. ...Read more
Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?
Army?: It's like reconnaissance versus "search and destroy" missions. Diagnostic invasive procedures or heart caths inject dye down the artery to see the problem. Intervention means they've put a wire and balloon (usually followed by a stent) as well down the artery to "intervene" and fix the problem. ...Read more
Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms). Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump). A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
Diagnostic procedure: For older cardiologists like me physical exam after history often tells us what the cause and relative severity of the systolic murmurs is. The first test we generally order specific to the 'murmur' is the echocardiogram, this generally gives a very good indication of the valve problem and its severity. If necessary we might go on to other testing such as cardiac catheterization. ...Read more
Is there any clinical diagnostic procedure that can be done on the patient to check if he has depression 100%.
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