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Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

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What Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine Professionals Do

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine are fields of medicine that relate to using medical imagery to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.

Radiology- In the field of medicine, Radiologists specialize in diagnosing and treating illnesses and disorders using medical imaging techniques such as x-ray, CT and MRI.

Nuclear Medicine –¬†In the field of medicine, Nuclear Medicine Professionals utilise radioactive substances to research, diagnose and treat a range of illnesses and disorders.

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Nuclear Medicine Professionals are concerned with diagnosing and treating medical conditions using radioisotopes (nuclear tracers).

Registration Steps to become a Nuclear Medicine Practitioner

  1. Accredited Undergraduate Medicine Degree or Postgraduate Medicine Degree
  2. General Medical Registration
  3. Employment in an accredited training position in a laboratory
  4. Six Years of full-time training, including three years of basic medicine, paediatrics and three years of advanced nuclear medicine. OR five years of RANZCR basic training and two years of Advanced Nuclear Medicine.

Radiologists are concerned with diagnosing patients through medical imaging such as X-Rays, CTs and MRIs. Interventional Radiologists also treat patients using imaging equipment.

Registration Steps to become a Radiologist

  1. Accredited Undergraduate Medicine Degree or Postgraduate Medicine Degree
  2. General Medical Registration
  3. Employment in an accredited training position in a laboratory
  4. Five Years of full-time training, including three years general radiology training and two years of system-focused advanced radiology training.
Skills

Radiology and Nuclear Medicine provide you with the following valuable skills

Chemotherapy and Hormone Therapy 80%
Collaborating-with and Advising Medical Professionals 90%
Diagnosis, Intervention & Management using Medical Imaging 100%
Duty of Care & Ethics 95%
Data Analysis and Statistics 80%
Keep up to date with Technological Advancements 75%
Reading and Interpreting Medical Imaging 95%
Report Writing & Record Keeping 90%
X-ray, CT, MRI and Ultrasound 100%

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