Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Laboratory, Pathology, Radiology, and Ancillary Services
Slide content:Radiology Services - 1 Branch of medicine that uses imaging technology to diagnose or treat diseases Radiologists physicians who specialize in radiology Outpatient radiology services may be housed within a hospital or may be freestanding 7
Slide notes:Diagnostic laboratories include radiology services. Radiology is a branch of medicine that uses imaging technology to diagnose or treat diseases. Radiologists are physicians who specialize in radiology after completing medical school. These physicians receive five additional years of training, of which the first year may be a general internal medicine or general surgical residency. Outpatient radiology services may be freestanding or housed within a hospital. Radiology departments in hospitals may share equipment, especially expensive equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scanners with inpatient radiology services. 7