A Radiologist is a physician who has attended four years of college, four years of medical school, done one year of a medical/surgical internship, and four years of Radiology residency. He or she is highly trained in the interpretation of radiographs (x-rays), CT, MRI, PET scans, ultrasound, and other medical imaging studies. They can also perform multiple minimally invasive procedures like angiograms, biopsies, drainages, chemo-embolizations, paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar punctures, etc. A radiology residency is one of the most competitive residencies to obtain and is highly coveted amongst the top medical students and other physicians alike
Many medical students would give an arm to become a Radiologist.
Radiology is the best medical field and that is why so many surgeons and internists switch into it when they see the light.