Radiology is a medical specialty entailing the use of imaging techniques
to help diagnose and treat disease seen in the body. It is one of the
cornerstones of medical practice today and is increasingly relied upon by clinicians to help diagnose, guide treatment and management of a wide variety of conditions affecting the entire body.
Radiologists liaise closely with other medical specialties as part of the
patient’s care pathway, and roles include the interpretation of images, (for exampled plain films, CT, MRI, ultrasound, Nuclear imaging and more), providing advice to colleagues in multi-disciplinary team meetings or over an urgent phone call, or even performing minimally-invasive procedures ranging from
image-guided biopsies or aspirations to life and limb-saving procedures such as thrombolysis or stenting.