Radiologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. They are medical doctors who are licensed and specially trained to use medical imaging technologies.

Your physician or other medical provider such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant may refer you to a radiologist for testing as straightforward as an x-ray (called a radiograph by a radiologist) to more complex exams such as an MRI. After your scan is done and the images captured readied, the radiologist will analyze and interpret the medical images and issue their findings to your medical provider.

Ultimately, radiologists may often work with your medical provider to handle your case. They are crucial in helping determine a diagnosis and having your provider determine the best course of treatment.

The radiologist may consult with your health care provider throughout this period. If the radiologist determines appropriateness, further testing may be recommended.

We often talk about three components to an effective test: the technology, such as an MRI or CT scan), the technologist (the professional operating the scanner) and the radiologist. Each works in concert with the other to provide the crucial results to the health care provider.

The Diagnostic Imaging Services radiology staff has well over a century of experience. Led by Doctors Louis Schruff, Jr. and Bradley Shore, DIS works to have the appropriate radiologist to interpret an exam. This is all done without any additional cost to you as a patient and often results are in your health care provider’s hands within one business day — sometimes sooner.

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