Answer to Question #169 Submitted to "Ask the Experts"
Category: Radiation Workers
The following question was answered by an expert in the appropriate field:
What does a radiologist do (i.e., a day in the life of a radiologist)? Where does someone go to get an education in this field? What school requirements are needed to get into a radiology program?
Radiologists are physicians specializing in the branch of medical science that uses radiation and radioactivity in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Health physicists are scientists (occasionally physicians) specializing in radiation safety in industry, academia, medicine, research, etc. As such, health physicists are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits. Since your question deals with a profession that is different from (but with many similarities to) health physics, I recommend you visit the American College of Radiology (ACR) website for information. I do not see an "Ask the Experts" feature on the ACR site, but you may wish to contact the ACR Webmaster for help in finding the information you need.
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