Radiologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. They are the medical doctors who are licensed and specially trained to use medical imaging technologies.
Your primary care doctor or specialist will refer you to a radiologist for X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and other types of medical scans. During and after your scan, the radiologist will analyze and interpret the medical images for your physician.
Ultimately, radiologists can work with your doctor and with other professionals as necessary to handle your medical case. They are essential in helping your physician determine a diagnosis and treatment.
Let’s talk about some of the main responsibilities of a radiologist:
Diagnose a Health Condition
Radiologists use state-of-the-art imaging tools to evaluate and diagnose your particular illness. X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and nuclear testing are just some of what radiologists use to capture pictures of your bodily organs and tissues. The goal is to make an accurate diagnosis of your condition.
Collaborate with Your Physician
After getting the diagnostic imaging results, the radiologist will create a report on the findings and will forward the report to your doctor. Your doctor and radiologist can work together to determine an appropriate treatment plan based on the findings.
The radiologist can act as your doctor’s consultant throughout this period. Moreover, the radiologist will recommend further tests and treatment if necessary.
Assist in Medical Cases
Radiologists can also work with attorneys, patients, and physicians when there is a personal injury case. Imaging scans will show the presence or lack of injury, and the date on which the scan was performed, which are essential in insurance claims.
These special physicians can also deal with all parties as necessary in workers’ compensation claims. Radiologists can provide analysis and proof of on-the-job injuries to case managers and insurance adjusters.
Accredited Imaging Center in Palm Beach County
Independent Imaging is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is important that you trust your scan and diagnosis with an ACR-accredited imaging center.
An ACR accreditation ensures that the physicians administering and interpreting your imaging results, as well as the imaging equipment itself, meet stringent ACR accreditation standards. For reliable diagnostic imaging results, ACR-accredited radiologists and technicians have the proper license to perform such diagnostic imaging tests.
Independent Imaging has medical scanning centers conveniently located throughout Palm Beach County, with locations in Belle Glade, Wellington, Lake Worth, and Royal Palm Beach. We use only the most advanced imaging technology, and we are proud to have served Palm Beach County for over 30 years with our diagnostic imaging services. Our licensed technicians and fellowship-trained radiologists have a reputation for producing fast and accurate diagnostic imaging results.
We understand that you may feel anxious about the whole experience of having a scan and getting a diagnosis. For this reason, we believe it is our job to help you feel calm, relaxed, and comfortable before we proceed to the scanning room. If you would like to schedule an imaging procedure with us, call our friendly staff at (561) 795-5558 or request an appointment online now. We look forward to seeing you!