Who are Radiologists?

Question

Your suggested question from a parent to a doctor is “Will a radiologist be involved in my child’s CT scan?” Why is this question important and what kind of answers should a parent expect?

Dr. Greene's Answer

A radiologist is a physician who specialized in imaging techniques after completing medical school. If one is involved in doing or interpreting the CT scan, there is a higher chance that it will be set for a child. X-ray techs may also be knowledgeable, but they have completed technical school — not medical school.

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Alternatives to a CT Scan
When Should a CT Scan be Performed?
Important Tip to Reduce to Radiation
Questions to Ask before Every CT Scan
Other Radiation Exposures
Measures That Radiologists Should Adhere to When Administering a CT Scan
CT Scans and Cancer
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February 14, 2008
Published on: March 11, 2003
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Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.
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