Radiologist Job Description

Radiologist Job Description

July 22nd, 2019

Radiologists are medical professionals that are specialists in the field of medical imaging. Radiologists work with medical imaging technology in order to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.

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We are looking for an analytical Radiologist to join our team of medical professionals. As a Radiologist, you will use your skills and various medical imaging techniques to produce visual representations of specific areas of the human body in order to diagnose medical problems and monitor treatment.

To be successful as a Radiologist you must be able to use medical imaging technologies, such as X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, and MRIs and successfully execute and interpret the medical images in order to aid the diagnostic and treatment process.

Radiologist Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating patients’ medical histories to ensure the various medical imaging procedures will not harm them.
  • Suggesting alternative medical imaging techniques, when necessary.
  • Informing patients about the medical imaging process.
  • Using devices such as computer tomography (CT) scanners and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines.
  • Performing or directing radiology staff to carry out image-guided, diagnostic procedures.
  • Working with radiology lab technicians to perfect image quality.
  • Interpreting the results from diagnostic imaging procedures to determine diagnoses.
  • Communicating and discussing results and diagnoses with physicians.
  • Compiling written reports of results and diagnoses.
  • Following medical protocols for resuscitation, bleeding, infection, or other emergency situations, when necessary.

Radiologist Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, physical sciences, or a related field.
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.
  • 3 to 7 years’ internship and residency training, specializing in radiology.
  • Successful completion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
  • Certification by The American Board of Medical Specialties, in radiology and/or a subspecialty, such as nuclear medicine, therapeutic radiology, or interventional radiology.
  • Valid and active medical license in the state you wish to practice.
  • Proficient in general radiology techniques, including X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound.
  • Patient management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Superb problem-solving skills.

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