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Stanford Health Care Imaging Services is committed to providing outstanding care, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, and offering the subspecialty expertise of Stanford's world-renowned Department of Radiology. Our team of medical professionals maintains the highest standards of clinical excellence provided in a compassionate, caring environment.
A radiologist is a doctor who has graduated from medical school, passed a licensing examination, and completed at least four years of training called a residency. In addition, many go on to complete a fellowship, which consists of one to two years of specialized training in a subspecialty of radiology such as cardiovascular radiology. Radiologists produce and interpret images of the inside of the body using medical imaging procedures such as computed tomography (CT); fluoroscopy; interventional radiology; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); nuclear medicine; positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT); X-ray; and ultrasound.
What is a radiologic technologist? Are technologists doctors?
Radiologic technologists are not doctors, but they are specially trained in performing medical imaging studies. They are highly skilled at properly positioning each patient for his or her exam and at operating the imaging equipment safely.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.