Radiologist

By: Elayni Liu

Radiology

Science of X-rays and Radiation


Radiologist

A physician who specializes in medical imaging tests and uses radioactive substances to diagnosis and for treatment

Education

  • High School Courses (Recommended)


  • College Courses


  • Certifications/ Licenses

Top Schools

  • University of California in San Francisco, CA
  • Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

Employment/Salary

  • Job offers are expected to grow 28% from now to 2020


  • Median Salaries-$330,000-$335,000 and $444,850-$469,800

Techniques

  • X-rays
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Fusion Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Radiation Therapy

X-rays

  • Base of Radiation
  • Short Wavelengths
  • Protect Cells
  • Used in many examinations/treatments

Cancer

Radiation Therapy

  • Used to cure some types of cancer
  • 1 out of every 8 patient (132,000 people)

History of Radiology

  • 1895- Wilhelm Roentgen
  • 1896- Antoine Becquerel -- Thomas Edison
  • 1913- Albert Salomon
  • 1927- Egas Moniz
  • 1972- Godfrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack
  • 1977- Raymond Van Damadican

Wilhelm Roentgen (1845-1923)

  • History
  • Discovery
  • Awards
  1. 1896 Rumford Medal
  2. 1896 Matteucci Medal
  3. 1897 Elliott Cresson Medal
  4. 1901 Nobel Prize for Physics
  5. Element #11 named after him (Roentgenium, Rg)
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