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Radiology

Radiology

Radiology is the branch of medicine dealing with high-energy radiation/radiant energy. Such radiation is especially used for accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Experts of this field are called radiologists, and have specialized knowledge of the use of radiology imaging technology.

The science of Radiology can contribute a great deal to the quick and accurate diagnosis of an extensive range of conditions, varying from stable fractures to the most complex cancers. Some of the most common types of radiology imaging techniques are MRI, X-ray, CT scan, Ultrasound and PET.

The radiologists at Rainbow Children’s Hospital, BirthRight and BirthRight Fertility have specialized training in diagnosing a full range of pediatric, obstetric, gynecological and fertility conditions, with the support of advanced, sophisticated and latest imaging technology.

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What is Radiology?

Radiology is a branch of medical science that diagnoses and treats conditions present in the body through imaging. There are several imaging techniques used in the field like X-ray, computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET). In some places, the radiology department is also known as the imaging or the X-ray department. It is usually the facility that conducts radiological examinations using one of the above-mentioned techniques. To know more about it you may even search for Pediatric radiology near you.

Why can’t I drink or eat anything before my imagine procedure?

The best person to explain you why would be a pediatric radiologist, Rainbow Hospital. In the case of general X-ray exams of hands, feet, chest, and spine, the patients are allowed to eat or drink before the procedure. For other imaging procedures where you are not allowed to drink or eat anything is because the procedure gives the best results on an empty stomach. In the case of procedures, where administration of contrast is required, it is important to have an empty stomach.

How long will the procedure take?

The duration of the procedure depends on the imaging procedure. The general X-ray takes about 15 minutes. If you are having a contrast-related procedure, it can take about 30 minutes for the procedure to finish

Is there any risk in having an X-ray exam?

The radiation used in an X-ray exam is extremely low as compared to the radiation received in a 12-hour long flight.

Should I worry about the radiation?

Thanks to the radiation used to diagnose and treat patients, the field of advanced significantly and help save and extend countless lives. However, for every medical procedure, there is always a risk with radiation. Radiologists are trained in radiation safety and have the skills of mitigating the radiation risk by following the established guidelines. It is the priority of the radiologist to minimize the radiation amount required to finish the procedure. A pediatric radiologist near you and radiologist doctors in Bangalore will be able to let you know more about the procedure.

Is interventional radiology the correct option for me?

There are several treatment choices available for patients; all thanks to breakthroughs in imaging and technology. Personalized medicines are helping the patient with the right thing. You should consult your doctor regarding treatment options that are less invasive.

What type of medical professionals works in Radiology?

A radiologist is a trained doctor who guides the disease management process through the interpretation of diagnostic imaging. For interventional procedures like a biopsy or an angiogram, an interventional radiologist is preferred. It is the job of a radiologist to provide a scan report that is sent to the doctor.

Another professional working in the radiology department is a diagnostic radiographer. They perform your CT scan or MRI or take your X-ray. If they have the training required for performing an ultrasound, they are known as a sonographer. It is the job of a radiographer and sonographer to assist the radiologist in the interventional procedures. To produce high-quality images for diagnosing diseases, there are a number of techniques used by a diagnostic radiographer. Some even provide reports on their X-ray imaging.

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