McFarland Clinic Imaging Services departments give patients across central Iowa access to some of the most advanced equipment and technology to ensure quality diagnostic images and interpretation. Radiologists provide radiologic consultation for almost all imaging procedures performed in the Radiology departments.
The Radiology Team:
The radiology team is led by one or more radiologists. Radiologists are responsible for interpreting the results of examinations, performing certain procedures, such as interventional radiology procedures or therapeutic procedures and consulting with other physicians in other specialties.
Radiology technologists are responsible for performing many of the various types of radiology examinations, including x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, mammograms, fluoroscopy, bone densitometry and ultrasound procedures. Technologists receive formal training in various types of educational programs, lasting from two to four years.
Radiology technologists are certified or eligible for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.