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Best of Northern Utah doctor badgeRadiologists are experts in medical imaging. Working behind the scenes, Ogden Clinic radiologists play a critical role helping their fellow physicians make medical diagnoses for our patients. You may never encounter a radiologist during your visit, but if you’ve ever had a CT scan, X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, or a mammogram, a radiologist was involved.

Did you know?

radiology​Radiologists are physicians themselves; they’ve completed their D.O. or M.D. degree and residency. Many radiologists fine-tune their skills with a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology, vascular radiology, or another subspecialty.

What sets radiologists apart from clinical physicians is their extensive training and research in diagnostic imaging. Working together with a referring physician, these professionals compare physical exam findings and patient medical histories with their diagnostic scan results to help physicians arrive to the correct diagnosis for their patients.

How do radiologists play a role in your health?

Radiologists coordinate your diagnosis, treatment, and progress. A radiologist acts as an expert consultant to your referring physician (the doctor who sent you in for scans) by aiding him or her in:

  • Choosing the proper examination and study,
  • Interpreting the medical images, and
  • Using test results to direct your care.

Radiologists frequently correlate medical image findings with other tests received. This method gives clinical physicians a second set of eyes when reviewing your symptoms and test results.

Radiologists perform preventative screenings for early detection.

Preventative screenings such as mammograms are performed by a radiologic technician and the results are interpreted by a radiologist. Mammograms are recommended for women over 40 and are covered by nearly all insurance plans. If breast cancer is caught early with a mammogram, the survival rate is nearly 97%! If you haven’t had a mammogram this year, schedule one at our Ogden Professional Center today!

Radiologists perform image-guided procedures for delicate tissues.

Radiologists also treat diseases with minimally-invasive surgery called interventional radiology. A sub-specialty of radiology, interventional radiology means that radiologists can perform delicate surgery under image guidance to reduce the amount of damage to the surrounding tissue. They first create electronic maps to guide their instruments, then insert catheters to perform the procedure. This gentle approach to surgery improves patient outcomes with quicker recovery time and fewer complications.

Please note: Patients who require interventional radiology will be referred to a trusted subspecialist under the direction of their Ogden Clinic physician.

Radiology services offered at Ogden Clinic

Ogden Clinic radiologists perform many imaging services including:

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