A radiologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing and treating a disease by using medical imaging modalities. At our Imaging Department, many of our radiologists have completed a sub-speciality training, after their residency.
Radiologists work with your personal physician to perform the exam that best fits your condition. They will recommend treatments or further scans, if necessary.
A radiologic technologist is a medical professional specially trained for planning and acquiring necessary images for a diagnostic test. A technologist conducts your exam and then a radiologist interprets your medical images.
Your radiologist is always available to you and your referring physician, before, during and after the test. He or she will help your doctor by interpreting the test results and facilitate your physician to take the next recommended step in your treatment.
It’s necessary for you to arrive 30 minutes before the procedure in order to complete paperwork and prepare for your examination. For some procedures like a contrast enhanced CT or MRI scan, patients need to arrive earlier as the scan requires 90 to 120 minutes of preparation. Please check with your physician for specific instructions of your exam.
Diagnostic radiography, mammography, DEXA, CT and MRI scans will be performed by a trained radiologic technologist and the same will be interpreted by a qualified radiologist.
Ultrasonography and colour Doppler examinations will be performed and interpreted by a well-qualified radiologist.
Different tests take different amounts of time for interpretation. While in case studies like ultrasonography, mammography and colour Doppler imaging, the results are provided within 30 minutes of the study. Special investigations like CT scans, MRIs or contrast studies require longer duration. Your exam results reach you and your doctor as quickly as possible. When it is a medical emergency, the results are intimated to the referring physician immediately.
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