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What is Radiology?

Clinical radiology is a specialized branch of medicine that uses state of the art equipment and a range of techniques to capture images of the inside of the body.

Clinical radiologists (radiologists) are trained to perform and interpret medical images to diagnose and sometimes treat injuries and diseases of all parts of the body.

Radiology was largely connected with the use of X-ray machines and similar devices to photograph parts of people to assist doctors in diagnosis. Presently, it is is now involving a wider range of machines and imaging devices.

General x-ray technology is a primary link between the physician and the diagnosis. Radiology is often called the "eyes of hospitals" due to allowing a physician to see inside the body, diagnose and treat the patient based on the patients' complaints or conditions.


Recommended General Radiology Textbooks

Image credit: "Finger dislocation." The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, edited by Jacqueline L. Longe, 5th ed., Gale, 2015. Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine, ttps:// Accessed 29 Aug. 2020.