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Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists provide diagnostic and treatment medical services, and monitor patients with various diseases utilising imaging techniques such as general radiography, angiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and bone densitometry.


  • examines internal structures and functions of organ systems, and considers x-ray findings and other examinations and tests
  • makes diagnoses and advises patients, physicians, surgeons or other doctors
  • administers radiopaque substances by injection, orally, or as enemas, to render internal structures and organs visible on x-ray films or fluoroscope screens
  • conducts ultrasound, gamma camera, radioisotope scans and CT scanning.

To become a Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

  • You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists to specialise as a Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist.

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  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Radiology

  • Ultrasound Operation

  • X-Rays

  • Mammography

  • Medical Imaging

  • Nuclear Medicine

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