Radiology is a specialty which involves directing medical imaging technologies to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. Interventional radiology is the performance of medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies.
Medical personnel who specialise in radiology are called radiologists. Radiologists direct an array of imaging technologies (such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging) to diagnose or treat disease.
Like other physicians, a radiologist must have graduated from an accredited medical school or school of osteopathy, passed a licensing examination, and completed at least 4 years of graduate medical or osteopathic education (residency). Radiologists are usually board certified, that is, they have taken and passed an examination and thus are approved to practice in the field of radiology.
These are a few of the main professional bodies for radiology in the UK:
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