As a radiologist, I enjoy helping people improve their lives. Radiology is a constantly evolving field and I am excited by the new technologies being developed in diagnostic radiology as well as in procedure-driven interventional radiology.
I specifically was drawn to pediatric radiology after my own daughter was diagnosed with cancer (neuroblastoma) at the age of one. As the father of a pediatric patient, I had a front-row seat to observe how vital the radiologist was to my daughter’s diagnosis and treatment.
Many believe that radiologists spend all their time in a dark room and have very little patient contact. Actually, a radiologist’s day is filled with patient contact and communication is key. Whether discussing imaging results with a patient or discussing the available image-guided treatment options, clear communication ensures knowledge and trust, and allows the patient a key role in managing their own care alongside the physician.