A radiologist, as defined by the American College of Radiology, is a medical doctor (M.D.) who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using highly advanced medical imaging techniques, such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), X-ray, nuclear medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and ultrasound.
Radiologists graduate from accredited medical schools, pass a tough licensing examination, and then go on to complete a residency of at least four years. Our radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology, an indication of a high level of training and demonstrated excellence in the field, which is continuously maintained.
One measure of quality is our gold standard of ensuring our subspecialized radiologists read a minimum of 85% of cases within their specialty. Here’s why this is important:
Additionally, some of our radiologists have also been honored as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology (F.A.C.R.) for demonstrating a history of service.
Most of our radiologists have gone on to complete extensive clinical work and related research (fellowship) to specialize in reading medical images for a particular area of the anatomy, such as breast, chest/body, bones and joints, brain, head and neck, and spine. This specialization improves clinical accuracy to help ensure that you and your referring provider receive correct results to guide your care.