What is Radiology?
The specialist in radiology is a highly specialized specialist who primarily deals with imaging diagnostics. But what exactly does this mean? What is radiology anyway and what does a radiologist do? The following article answers this and introduces the specialist in radiology.
Radiology is a medical specialty and essentially comprises the detection of diseases using imaging methods. The imaging procedures include x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRT), ultrasound examination and other examination methods. In addition to diagnostics, radiological therapy methods are also used, such as radiation treatment and therapy.
A radiologist is known as a radiologist. In order to acquire the specialist title for radiology, a five-year advanced training course must be completed in accordance with the specifications of the respective regional medical association.
What is a radiologist?
A radiologist is a medical specialist who specializes in performing and interpreting the above imaging procedures. It acts as an interface to all medical fields, such as oncology, surgery, orthopedics, etc.
But the work of a radiologist is not limited to non-invasive procedures. This also includes minimally invasive treatments and diagnostic procedures. For example, biopsies with imaging and vascular punctures or recanalizing procedures (such as placing a stent, a vascular prosthesis).
What does a radiologist do?
A radiologist examines patients who have been referred to him by other doctors such as general practitioners, orthopedic specialists or specialists in internal medicine. He cannot assign patients to himself. One of his main tasks is to examine patients using technical equipment and imaging processes. With the use of modern technologies such as MRI or X-ray machines, the inside of patients is screened and examined in order to detect diseases at an early stage. Using this high-performance diagnostics and modern imaging methods, the patient can be examined without performing an operation on a patient only for the purpose of diagnosis. So one of the main tasks of the radiologist is diagnosis. Thanks to his diagnostic options, the radiologist is an objective advisor to the treating doctor. With his diagnosis he has to support other doctors in making the right decisions about the therapy used to treat the patient.
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best Perth radiologist gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top radiologist Perth. To help you find the best radiologist Perth located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
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⇒ Dr Peter Counsel
Dr Peter Counsel graduated with honours from the University of Western Australia’s medical school in 2002, obtained a Diploma of Child Health at Princess Margaret Hospital in 2005 and completed his radiology training in 2011. He undertook fellowship training in musculoskeletal radiology at Fremantle Hospital (2011), in paediatric radiology at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland (2012) and an additional musculoskeletal fellowship focusing on elite sports imaging and intervention at Imaging @ Olympic Park; Melbourne, Victoria (2013).
- All aspects of musculoskeletal and paediatric imaging, including MRI
⇒ Dr Peter English
Dr Peter English is a graduate of The University of Melbourne. On completion of radiology training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne he entered private practice in Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong, and also ten years in private practice in Hong Kong. He brings a wealth of experience in general radiology with particular interests in Nuclear Medicine, for which he has specialist accreditation, as well as breast imaging and assessment.
- general radiology
⇒ Dr Samanta Sylva
Dr Samanta Sylva joined Geraldton Radiology in 2016 as a Consultant Radiologist having achieved his MBBS in 1999 at The University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and going on to receive a MD (Radiology) at the same facility’s Post Graduate Institute of Medicine in 2008. In 2010 Dr Sylva gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists UK. In 2011 he also became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.
- Women’s Imaging including Breast Radiology
⇒ Dr Kevin Ho
Dr Kevin Ho is a medical graduate from the University of Western Australia, and completed his Radiology specialty training with the WA Radiology Training Program. Following Radiology training, he completed Body Imaging and Interventional Radiology fellowships with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and McGill University in Montreal. On return to Perth in 2014, he joined Perth Radiological Clinic. His sub-specialty interests are vascular imaging and abdominal and pelvic imaging, including prostate MRI. Dr Kevin Ho is highly experienced in interventional radiologist perth.
- Abdominal and pelvic imaging
- Oncological imaging, Vascular imaging
- Interventional radiology
⇒ Dr Bo Arys
Dr Bo Arys attained her medical degree in 2006 and completed her radiology training at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium in 2011. In the following years, she completed further subspecialty fellowship training in Paediatric Radiology, followed by Adult Body and Oncology Imaging in Melbourne, Australia as well as her RANZCR qualifications. Next to clinical work, Dr. Arys is involved in scientific research and has a passion for teaching and mentoring both medical students and radiology trainees.
- Paediatric Radiology
- Body and Oncology Imaging
- Women’s Imaging and Breast Radiology
⇒ Dr Ashish Chawla
Dr Ashish Chawla is an experienced Neuro Radiologist, highly experienced in the hospital/ healthcare industry. He has skills in clinical radiology, medical education, strategic planning and a strong entrepreneurship professional background. Dr. Chawla graduated from India in 1998 with an MBBS and completed his post graduate degree in Radiology from the University of Mumbai in 2003.
⇒ Dr Amarash Dayanandan
Dr Amarash Dayanandan is a consultant radiologist and Medical Director of My Radiology Centre. A graduate of Sydney University in 1998, Dr Dayanandan worked in rural and city hospitals in NSW and WA. He went on to complete an advanced diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before embarking into Radiology.
- pain management, dentomaxillofacial and interventional radiology
- musculoskeletal imaging