I read ultrasounds, CT [computed tomography] Scans, MRIs [magnetic resonance imagings]. I do procedures. And it’s absolutely fascinating to be a consultant to many of the physicians who have questions about what’s the right study to order for the patient and to help guide care and guide patient management.
It’s not so glamorous to be a radiologist because, truthfully, the patient doesn’t know that you’re taking care of them. They aren’t aware that you personally are involved in their care. But it’s extremely rewarding because you’re able to make early diagnoses and early intervention and recommend how the patient’s treatment course needs to be managed. So if you find an early abnormality and recommend a follow-up examination and an appropriate diagnostic tool, then ultimately you were key in making that diagnosis and in perhaps saving the patient — either their life or making their life more comfortable for them.