Diagnostic Radiology Consultants
is more than just a name.
Imaging has revolutionized the practice of medicine over the past twenty years. While patient history and physical exam remain the foundation of a diagnostic workup, current imaging techniques have dramatically improved the speed and accuracy with which many diseases are diagnosed. If an abnormality is detected using advanced imaging, DRC physicians can, in many cases, offer image-guided biopsies to reach a definitive diagnosis without the risks of general anesthesia.
is a medical specialty that demands a unique breadth and depth of training. After completing four years of medical school, physicians are required to receive at least one year of clinical experience in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Practice, Pediatrics, or several other specialty areas. This is followed by four years of training in an accredited diagnostic radiology residency program to become eligible for certification by the American Board of Radiology. All of DRC's radiologists are board certified.
Many radiologists choose to enhance their knowledge and skills with one or two years of fellowship training in an area such as neuroradiology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, abdominal imaging, or musculoskeletal imaging. This level of additional expertise is one of the advantages that DRC offers to our patients and referring doctors.
The contributions of Radiology to medical science have been recognized by recent Nobel prizes awarded to pioneers in the development of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
play an active role in patient care. Some radiologists believe that it is sufficient to remain in a dark room peering at images. DRC embraces the philosophy of offering more. We learn by listening to our patients, consulting with referring physicians, and respecting the dedicated technologists and other team members at each of our practice locations. Our goals are: 1) to perform examinations that will most efficiently answer the clinical questions being asked, and 2) for each patient to be treated in a manner that we would expect for our family members or ourselves.