Since the invention of the x-ray more than one hundred years ago, the ability to see inside the human body has enabled doctors to understand how our bodies work -- and how they don’t.
But we’ve come a long way in the last century. Health professionals now use a combination of techniques involving computers, sound waves, magnetism, and more. They can scan our bones, muscles, and organs with remarkable accuracy and diagnose and treat diseases and injuries as never before.
Radiologists are doctors trained to use their knowledge of medicine and technology to diagnose and treat disease and injury with the use of internal imaging methods.
Teleradiology -- the transmission of digital images thousands of miles away for diagnosis -- is increasingly popular, especially in rural communities.
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Some radiologists take on extra training to develop an area of expertise like pediatric radiology.