Radiologists Play A Key Role In Modern Medicine

Steinberg described the typical scenario this way: A family doctor sends a patient to a radiologist with an order to take an image and read it and explain why the patient is losing weight, in pain, or can’t swallow.  “The radiologist frequently tells you what’s wrong or that we see nothing,” Steinberg said. “We take the mystery out of pain and label it. It’s terribly relieving. When you label something, they lose the fear of the unknown. The radiologist defines the mystery whether it’s cancer or nothing found. It’s exciting and fun.”

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