Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: a | Slide: 15
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Introduction and Physicians Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Other Specialties Radiology Diagnostic Neuroradiology Interventional Pediatric Radiation oncology Nuclear radiology 15
Slide notes:Radiology is the use of imaging techniques for diagnosis, for guiding procedures and biopsies, and for the use of radiation to treat diseases. A diagnostic radiologist is the most general radiologist who interprets regular x-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans and performs some diagnostic procedures. There are many radiology subspecialties. Neuroradiologists focus on the brain and spinal cord. Interventional radiologists perform procedures such as inserting catheters into blood vessel to use dyes to characterize the anatomy of blood vessels and the organs. They may use a variety of imaging modalities to guide the insertion of biopsy needles to collect tissues for diagnosis. Pediatric radiologists interpret images of and perform invasive procedures on infants, children, and adolescents. Radiation oncologists [ong- kol -uh-jists] use various types of radiation to treat diseases, especially cancer. Nuclear radiologists use imaging techniques that measure uptake of radioactive-labeled substances typically injected into a vein. 15