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 qualified medical doctors who have undertaken another years of additional study and intensive training to specialize in their field. They are trained to perform and interpret medical images to diagnose and sometimes treat injuries and diseases of all parts of the body.
- X-rays (also known as plain radiography)
- Ultrasound (sometimes called sonograms/sonographs)
- Fluoroscopy – a continuous X-ray similar to an ‘X-ray movie’
- Interventional radiology – radiologists treat abscesses, pain conditions, blocked arteries and tumours using images obtained by fluoroscopy, CT, ultrasound and MRI.