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What does a radiologist do?
The radiologist specializes in the diagnosis of diseases and internal injuries, his work is assisted by X-ray, ultrasound, MR, CT equipment.
When may an X-ray be needed?
Primary basic examination for the detection of lesions and diseases of the skeletal system and teeth, as well as the lungs and breast. It can be used for lung screening and breast screening for cancer in healthy people, in all other cases, due to the physiological potential dangers of X-rays, it is subject to medical advice. However, radiation exposure is low and a well-designed test can be used safely if the benefits outweigh the risks. Thanks to digital X-rays, patients’ radiation exposure has been significantly reduced. In case of pregnancy, an X-ray may be taken with a well-thought-out medical indication, such as limb bone damage, and the rest of the body shall be protected with a lead cover.
Where can I get this medical specialty?
Most common X-ray scans:
- Lung screening
- Bidirectional limb X-ray
- Rib scan (chest PA + rib)
- Hip bidirectional X-ray
- Dorsal spine bi-directional X-ray
- Pelvis AP X-ray
- Bidirectional chest X-ray
- Bidirectional X-ray of the cervical spine
- X-ray of the paranasal sinuses