Radiologists help to diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases and injuries, using technologies such as X-ray and ultrasound. They use science everyday – biology, physics and chemistry.
As well as knowing the ins and outs of the human body, radiologists are experts in radiation, particularly its effects on our health. This elite group of doctors are on the cutting edge of medical science, saving lives through the use of imaging technology and radiation therapy.
Working with other doctors to help diagnose and treat all kinds of conditions
Using technology that’s at forefront of medical innovation
Making a positive impact on people’s lives through the treatments you provide
Radiologists need knowledge on all aspects of science, so pay close attention in biology, chemistry and physics classes! Skills in maths and engineering will also help you to make a difference on this lifesaving career path.
X-ray technology has been around for over 100 years. It was invented by German physics professor Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895, and was being used to help patients within a year. The discovery earned Röntgen the first ever Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901.
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