Pediatric radiologists are highly specialized doctors who work on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses and injuries by utilizing advanced imaging equipment.
They assess a young patient's medical history, review test results, and address concerns and questions that patients and their parents may have.
Then, possibly with the help of technicians under their supervision, pediatric radiologists prep patients for X-ray machines and other imaging devices, conduct tests, and interpret results.
Finally, they make a diagnosis and plan the treatment. Pediatric radiologists also deliver radiation treatment for children and teens affected by cancer.
In addition to the rigorous requirements of being a doctor, these professionals must specialize in radiography and pediatrics.
The table below provides some basic information for this career.