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What do radiologists do?

Radiologists harness the power of X-rays, which penetrate the body, in order to create images of the internal structures of organs, bones and tissues. Interventional radiologists go a step further to use these images to guide minimally invasive procedures to treat a wide range of diseases and injuries.

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