What is radiology?
Radiology is a medical specialty that involves the use of imaging technology to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and injuries. Radiology is an essential component of comprehensive healthcare and is used in nearly every aspect of medical care, from routine check-ups to complex surgeries. By providing detailed images of internal structures, radiology plays a critical role in guiding treatment decisions, monitoring disease progression, and improving patient outcomes.
Being the specialists in the field, radiologists are experts in interpreting medical images such as X-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, CT scans, PET-CT scans, and MRIs to screen and diagnose conditions like infection, malignancy, bone fractures, stroke, and more. They play essential roles in improving patient care by interpreting medical images for the accurate identification of risk factors and diagnosis of diseases. They also provide professional opinions that supplement patient diagnosis and treatment plans, allowing primary physicians to better care for patients. Additionally, radiologists recommend separate imaging for follow-up or further examination when necessary and maintain performance standards and quality of medical imaging procedures.
Beacon Hospital's radiology department is a leading example of the field, equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology to help patients achieve their best state of health by providing precise and accurate diagnoses, monitoring disease progression, and guiding treatment decisions:-
- 2D and 3D mammograms
- 160 Slice CT Scan
- 18 F-FDG PET-CT scan
- Ga-68 PET-CT scan