Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 21, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963855 | Print ISBN: 9781412941860 | Online ISBN: 9781412963855| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
A radiologist is a qualified healthcare professional who works in radiography. With radiography first being developed in 1895 by the German professor of physics, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, because of the technical problems involved in the use of radiation, it became necessary to have special training for people who use the equipment. This training has become even more important with the development of computerized axial tomography (CAT scan), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine. With the need for trained radiologists in World War I, numbers of Allied doctors were quickly trained in the ...