Radiology is a science which uses medical procedures of imaging to diagnose and treat diseases within the body. A variety of techniques such as X-ray radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine etc. are used to diagnose and/or treat diseases.
Radiology is a 24-hour department. The staff does an amplitude of patient teaching and expertly explains procedures to them. Patients are curious about impending procedures so they often need detailed information and reassurance. Exposure to radiation is a prime risk for the staff. The staff must follow the rules for protecting themselves, their patients and their peers from harmful radiation exposure. All staff members wear dosimeters, a badge which measures radiation levels. A lifetime exposure record is maintained by everyone.
Frank Galliard is an Australian radiologist who is also the founder, CEO and editor of online information sharing website, Radiopaedia. It is a non-profit, international collaboration of the largest collection of free radiology based educational information. Dr. Galliard started this website as a medical Wikipedia where people from around the world can share their expertise with other physicians.
Sumer Sethi is the pioneer of online medical blogging. He started his blog, Sumer’s Radiology Blog which was the first and now the most visited radiology blog in the world. Dr. Sumer is the person for coining the subsequent term ‘Radblogging' and his site consists of vast collection of case studies, health care updates and radiology news.