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Are radiology reports accurate?

Are radiology reports accurate?

Depends: It depends on the quality of the study being read, the skill of the radiologist, information about the patients' condition provided to the radiologist (the history), and other factors including the type of exam that was done. No matter how good the radiologist is, there will be some reports that miss something or come to a conclusion that does not pan out. Nature of the beast. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Radiology (Definition)

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


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What amount does a radiology tech make?

Varies: depends on the location, practice type (hospital vs clinc) and experience. try a site like salary.com or check job bulletins in the location you are researching. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: radiology?

What is the definition or description of: radiology?

Image Interpretation: 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 to provide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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When did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

When did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

About 1934.: 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered medical xrays. 1934 - Henry Pancoast became the founding president of the American Board of Radiology. ...Read more

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What radiology scans have white backgrounds and which ones have black backgrounds?

Can be either way: Historically most studies are read with a black background due to the nature of film developing process. However most images are digital and black on white and white on black can be changed with a click of the mouse. Most radiologists prefer white on black, with the exception of live fluoroscopy ...Read more

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Can radiology residents moonlight as clinicians, or can they only interpret images?

Can radiology residents moonlight as clinicians, or can they only interpret images?

Yes if licenced: Radiologist are MD or DO and as long as they meet the requirements of licensing in their state, they can moonlight as clinicians. ...Read more

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If a resident and the attending both agree on diagnosis (radiology)is that like having two opinions?

It depends.: An inexperienced first year resident will form an opinion but will usually defer to the attending''s opinion. A more experienced, advanced resident may be confident and competent enough to generate an independent opinion. The important thing is that the team discusses the case and reaches a consensus. ...Read more

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Is working in a radiology department longterm unsafe?

Is working in a radiology department longterm unsafe?

No: Working in a radiology department long term is safe. As long as appropriate procedures are followed, radiation exposure to providers and patients is extremely low. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how has radiology improved healthcare?

In many ways: radiology allows your doctor to see inside your body without surgery. Thus results in diagnoses being made earlier allowing better results from treatment. Also lesions which were previously occult until far advanced are now found sooner. Finally imaging allows for evaluation of tissue functioning and targeted therapies to particular areas of the body. Radiology has revolutionized medical care ...Read more

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Why would the word "POST" be stamped on a radiology image?

Posterior: POST is abbreviation for posterior vs anterior projection. This means X-ray beam enters posterior aspect of body and exits anteriorly, referred to as posterior anterior. Anterior posterior is the opposite. ...Read more

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How can radiology help diagnose or treat turner's syndrome?

How can radiology help diagnose or treat turner's syndrome?

Findings on imaging: Certain features of turner syndrome can be seen radiographically. Examples include short forth or fifth fingers, broadened neck, narrow lumbar spinal canal, and streak ovaries on ultrasound and/or ct of pelvis. Coarctation or narrowing of aorta, seen on mr or ct, can occur.Horseshoe or fused kidneys increased incidenehowever diagnosis relies on chromosomal analysis, x0, instead of usual xx female. ...Read more

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Explain the difference between fluoroscopy and general radiology?

Explain the difference between fluoroscopy and general radiology?

Both use X-rays: By general radiology i assume you mean conventional radiographs like a chest x-ray. The difference between that and fluoroscopy is that fluoroscopy is a video camera hooked up to a continuous x-ray source. This allows doctors to see blood vessels when contrast is injected or help guid wires and catheters through the body for treatment. A conventional radiograph is a single pulse of radiation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between musculoskeletal radiology and interventonal radiology?

What is the difference between musculoskeletal radiology and interventonal radiology?

MSK & Interventional: MSK focuses more on diagnostic imaging of the bones, muscles, & joints. Interventional radiology (IR) is largely procedural and may span the gamut of vascular angiography, angioplasty, stent, or embolization; biopsies and drainages. MSK may have it's own procedure responsibilities including biopsies or joint aspiration but in many places these responsibilities are shared or done exclusively by IR ...Read more

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What is radiology vs nuclear medicine? What's the difference between radiology and nuclear medicine? Or are they both the same? Thank you.

Different imaging: Radiology is the study of images made by passing x-rays through the body to expose film placed against the body. Nuclear medicine creates images of the body by injecting a radioactive material into a vein. The radiation which is then emitted from the body is used to expose a camera which creates images . Nuclear medicine also uses radiation to treat thyroid overactivity and thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Is getting an associates degree in radiology tech better than a bachelors? what classes should I take before going to a school with those programs?

A Bachelor's degree: is generally a 4 year degree, vs. 2 years for an Associate's. So a BS degree implies a greater degree of education/training than an AS degree. A BS will make you more marketable, and some employers may require a BS. Science/physics courses would be helpful, but contact the programs you are interested in for more specific suggestions. ...Read more

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I've been having pain underneath my ribcage. It becomes more and more frequent, as well as painful. I've been to radiology but no answer as to why.?

I've been having pain underneath my ribcage. It becomes more and more frequent, as well as painful. I've been to radiology  but no answer as to why.?

Maybe wrong imaging: Yo should go first to a good practitioner that know how to clinically examine a patient. It's not only about your complains, but also what they found on your clinical exam. Those two things will dictate what kind of radiology exam you need to find out why you are in pain. It could be any thing from your skin to the internal organs. If the wrong test is done, it will be negative. That's frequent. ...Read more

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