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Like a regular Radiologist, a Genitourinary Radiologist captures, analyzes, and interprets radiographic images. The difference is the body parts they deal with. The Genitourinary Radiologist’s domain is the genitourinary system, including reproductive organs and urinary tracts.
As a Genitourinary Radiologist, you’re employed by hospitals and clinics, and you do on a daily basis exactly what other Radiologists do: You advise Doctors on the best radiographic treatments for patients, including X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasounds. You also supervise Radiology Technicians, who capture radiographic images of patients’ internal anatomy, which you then study for the purpose of finding, diagnosing, and treating medical problems.
What’s unique about you isn’t your duties, therefore, but rather your knowledge: Given your specialization in the genitourinary system, you’re an expert who’s been trained in the visual diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting the bladder, urinary tract, and reproductive system. These conditions include kidney stones, ureteral obstruction, kidney cysts and tumors, ruptured bladders, and cancer of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, and prostate.
Armed with an X-ray machine, the Genitourinary Radiologist makes sure a whole system of the body is in working order!