Perform or interpret the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies, mammography, or ultrasound.
Perform interventional procedures such as image-guided biopsy, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, transhepatic biliary drainage, and nephrostomy catheter placement.
Communicate examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients, or families.
Coordinate radiological services with other medical activities.
Provide counseling to radiologic patients to explain the processes, risks, benefits, or alternative treatments.
Develop or monitor procedures to ensure adequate quality control of images.
Document the performance, interpretation, or outcomes of all procedures performed.
Evaluate medical information to determine patients' risk factors, such as allergies to contrast agents, or to make decisions regarding the appropriateness of procedures.
Confer with medical professionals regarding image-based diagnoses.
Instruct radiologic staff in desired techniques, positions, or projections.
Conduct physical examinations to inform decisions about appropriate procedures.
Obtain patients' histories from electronic records, patient interviews, dictated reports, or by communicating with referring clinicians.
Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.
Recognize or treat complications during and after procedures, including blood pressure problems, pain, oversedation, or bleeding.
Interpret images using computer-aided detection or diagnosis systems.