A branch of science that leverages medical imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), etc. to diagnose and treat diseases. To perform radiology related functions, different healthcare professionals including radiologic technologist, radiologist, nurses, doctors, and others work together to ensure timely and correct reports. However, the radiologist leads the entire process being a trained medical specialist in radiology.
To become a radiologist, the candidate has to complete training of 13 years and acquire certifications from an accredited institution specializing in imparting education to professionals who aspire to work in the field of radiology. Firstly radiologists must finish their medical school, followed by a four-year residency program and an additional one or two years of special training in radiology.