Careers in STEM
Clinical radiologists are medically qualified doctors specialising in the investigation and diagnosis of a range of clinical conditions and diseases, using a variety of imaging techniques, such as:
- computed tomography (CT) scans
- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- nuclear imaging
Clinical radiologists may focus on either diagnostic radiology or interventional radiology, or on a mixture of the two:
- diagnostic radiology - finding out what is clinically wrong with patients using a range of imaging techniques.
- interventional radiology - using image-guided pin-hole surgery to treat a variety of conditions - from life threatening aneurysms and haemorrhages to joint, tendon and muscle injuries - in the least invasive way.