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The medical discipline that uses imaging techniques such as ultrasound, X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), etc. to diagnose and treat diseases is known as radiology. A medical doctor who specialises in this field is known as a radiologist.
Do radiologists perform surgeries?
Yes, but radiologists who perform minimally invasive, image-guided surgeries are known as interventional radiologists (IR). IR is a sub-speciality of radiology and people trained in IR performs procedures such as biopsies, angioplasty, stent placement, and uterine fibroid removal.
What imaging techniques do radiologists use to diagnose and treat diseases?
Some of the imaging techniques used by radiologists are X-ray radiography, positron emission topography (PET), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography.
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