Reasons Why Radiology is So Crucial to Medical Care

Radiology is all about imaging for medical purposes. It includes radiographers, radiologists, sonographers, biomedical engineers, nurses, medical physicists and other support staff. At CME Science, we think the radiology field is vital to medical care for many reasons. Ever since radiology became a normal thing, it has come with plenty of technical challenges. The X-ray image started it all and the field has expanded in many ways throughout the last several decades. Today, radiology is a key diagnostic tool for several diseases, helps with monitoring treatment and can even help with predicting specific outcomes. With several imaging modalities, the field…

Reasons to Attend a Medical Conference in Person vs. Online

Medical conferences are often offered in person and online. There are pros and cons to both options, but there are several good reasons to attend a medical conference in person. Here’s a look at both types of conferences and why one way may be better for you than the other. Benefits of Attending in Person When you choose to attend a medical conference in person, you gain access to some significant benefits. Networking is much easier to do in person than online and there’s far more fun to be had at an actual medical conference compared to trying to attend…

How to Get the Most Out of a Medical Conference?

When you decide to attend a medical conference you will certainly want to get the most out of it. These conferences can be filled with very valuable information and can be a great chance for networking. There’s a difference between showing up for a conference and getting the most out of it. Getting the most out of a medical conference means you need to go in with a plan. You need to be prepared and ready to learn, network and have some fun. Here are some of the things you will want to do if you want to get the…

Tips for Picking a Medical Specialty

Medical students often struggle when it comes time to choose a medical specialty. It’s a huge decision and it will impact the rest of your life. What you specialize in now will likely be your career for decades. Here are some of the top tips to use when it comes time to pick a medical specialty. Breathe and Relax Your medical degree provides more flexibility than you may realize. Compared to other graduate degrees, you will have the ability to work in multiple areas with a medical degree. If you choose a specialty you love for a while, but decide…

Things to Consider When Visiting Las Vegas for a Conference

Las Vegas is a very fun city with plenty to offer. When you choose to go to Vegas for a conference, you’ll want to know how to spend your downtime. There are several things to consider when it comes to attending a conference in Las Vegas. On and Off The Strip: Things are Not as Close as They Appear When you’re in Las Vegas, on the Strip, you will feel like everything is very close by. This is not the truth, however. It may look like a short walk to something you want to see, but things are further than…

Who Invented Ultrasound?

While ultrasound is very common today, it hasn’t been around for that long. In fact, it’s less than a century old and didn’t become commonplace until the 1960s. The first time ultrasound was used for clinical reasons was in 1956. It was used in Glasgow by an Obstetrician named Ian Donald and an engineer named Tom Brown. These two men developed the first prototype system for ultrasound, but it wasn’t perfected until the end of the 1950s. The history of the ultrasound dates back even further than the 1950s, however. Here’s a look at when ultrasound was first studied all…

Scholarships for Radiology Students

Going through the necessary schooling to become a radiologist can be expensive. You’ll need an undergraduate degree and you’ll need to go through medical school. Since it will take many years, the student loans can add up in a hurry. However, you don’t have to go so far into debt in order to become a radiologist. Instead, you can apply for scholarships specifically set up for radiology students and, potentially, get your entire education or a portion of it paid for. Where to Find Radiology Scholarships If you’re entering into your undergraduate studies, you don’t have to narrow your scholarship…

Radiology Jobs

After completing the proper education and training, it’s time to find a job in radiology. It can be difficult, if you don’t know where to look. However, this is a fast-growing field and there are many jobs out there for those with the right education and training. Currently, 229,300 Americans are working in the field of radiology, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, it’s predicted the field will grow by about 21% over the next decade. This job growth is much higher than most other occupations as the aging population has an increased need for medical care….

Guide to Becoming a Radiologist

If you’ve decided you want to become a radiologist or you’re considering this career path, it’s a good idea to know what will be required. Often, radiologists are also called radiologic technicians or radiologic technologists. This career is a very important part of the medical field and it’s on the path to outgrow the number of available people qualified to do the job. Those deciding to get the right education and training will likely step into a field with plenty of employment opportunities. You will likely need a college degree and the right training in order to become certified. Below…

Radiologist Salaries Around the US

If you want to become a radiologist, you will need to go through plenty of schooling and training. The salary at the end of the road is high relative to other careers, which drives many to endure the years of education and training. Those with a love of medicine, love of helping others or a fascination with diagnostics will be handsomely rewarded once their training has been completed. After earning a bachelor’s degree, you will go on to four more years of medical school including two years of clinical rotations. In addition, as a radiologist you will need to complete…