Often, Diagnostic Imaging Services is asked the question regarding radiology subspecialist. What does this exactly mean?
A radiologist is a physician who uses imaging methodologies to diagnose and manage patients and provide therapeutic options. Like other physicians, a radiologist must first graduate from an accredited medical school, earn an MD degree, pass a licensing examination, perform a year of internship, and complete at least four years of graduate medical education (residency) in radiology. Upon completing a residency, these doctors may choose to enter a fellowship program and sub-specialize in one or more areas of radiology.
A radiologist, through extensive clinical work and related research, may also specialize in one or more radiology subspecialties. Common subspecialties include neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology and thoracic (chest) radiology.
The radiology team at DIS has subspecialty expertise in many different areas, including those above. This level of expertise is not found at any other independent outpatient imaging organization in the greater New Orleans area.
It does not cost you or your insurance provider any more for this expertise. It’s bundled as part of our services to the communities that make up southeast Louisiana.