Many radiologists summarily dismissed teleradiology as a viable profession in the not-so-distant past, mainly because, historically, the services centered around after-hours service only. Today, however, the scope of teleradiology has vastly expanded and fulfills a growing and vital need within the medical community. Specifically, teleradiology brings specialized expertise on demand (time sensitive, study type, or both), regardless of the time of day or the physical distance between the patient and the reading radiologist. As a result, teleradiology is broadening the reach of radiologists and allowing them to serve more patients, particularly in rural and underserved areas of the United States (and as an industry globally).
As teleradiology continues to evolve rapidly, it is becoming a rewarding career option for more and more radiologists—especially those who prefer to work where they have always wanted to live. Our teleradiologists’ and client’s time zones vary, allowing for more creative scheduling and improved quality of life for our radiologists.
Real Radiology provides our teleradiologists with all the tools they need, including IT, internal support, licensing, credentialing, and client services. Not having to manage administrative duties, be concerned with recruiting challenges, or attend departmental meetings enables a high-quality, efficient radiologist to earn an income that exceeds the industry average.
Do You Need Specific Training to Become a Teleradiologist?
A radiologist is a medical doctor who interprets medical imaging tests performed by a radiological technician in a clinical setting; regardless of whether a radiologist practices on-site or remotely, the educational path to a career in radiology is the same. A radiologist’s academic journey begins earning a bachelor’s degree and completing courses that are prerequisites for being accepted into a medical school. Undergraduate coursework includes general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and biology. An aspiring radiologist must earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and complete a clinical internship and a four-year residency program.
Many radiologists choose to enter a fellowship program to receive in-depth training in a subspecialized area of radiology. Fellowship options, which vary from teaching facilities, include Neuroradiology, Cross-Sectional Body Imaging (CT/MRI/US), Diagnostic Radiology, MRI Body Imaging, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Emergency Radiology, Breast Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Clinical PET/CT, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Interventional Imaging, and Pediatric Radiology. Finally, before practicing, the radiologist must become appropriately licensed in the intended state(s). Because many employers require their radiologists to be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), most radiologists also opt to sit for the Certifying Exam.
Are You a Radiologist Interested in a Career in Teleradiology? At Real Radiology, Physicians with High-Quality Interpretations and Efficiency Are Earning the Highest Compensation in the Industry.
While many traditional radiology jobs are generalist positions, teleradiology offers more opportunities to pursue subspecialty experience. For many radiologists, that is a compelling reason to explore a career in teleradiology. If you are interested, consider joining the outstanding team of radiologists at Real Radiology. Real Radiology is a national provider of comprehensive teleradiology solutions, and we are always ready to partner with experienced and self-motivated radiologists who take pride in their work. Our physician-owners are active readers and clinically lead the group of physicians. As such, we fully understand the licensing requirements, quality-of-life benefits, and financial rewards of a career in teleradiology. For more information, contact Real Radiology today: https://www.careers.realrads.com. All inquiries are securely managed and held in strict confidence.