A specialist in Pediatric Radiology uses imaging and interventional procedures related to the diagnosis, care, and management of congenital abnormalities (those present at birth) and diseases particular to infants and children. A Pediatric Radiologist also treats diseases that begin in childhood and can cause impairments in adulthood. Two additional years—one year of a fellowship and one year of practice or additional approved training—are required.
A Radiologist is a physician who uses imaging methodologies to diagnose and manage patients and provide therapeutic options. Physicians practicing in the field of Radiology specialize in Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, or Radiation Oncology. They also may certify in a number of subspecialties (descriptions follow). The board also certifies in Medical Physics and issues specific certificates within this discipline.