Programs that offer the specialty in which all modalities of radiant energy are used for the detection of abnormalities throughout the body, often following the ingestion or injection of a radioactive or radiopaque substance that functions as a contrast medium. This includes but is not limited to imaging techniques and methodologies utilizing radiation emitted by x-ray tubes, radionuclides, thermagraphic devices, ultrasonic devices and radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation emitted by atoms.
Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have cancer of any type or other benign or malignant tumours. Medical oncologists decide on and administer chemotherapy for malignancy as well as consult with surgeons and radiotherapists regarding treatment of cancer.
Programs that are staffed by specialists who have expertise in the therapeutic utilization of radiant energy and its modifiers in the study and management of disease. Radiologists principally read x-rays but may also be certified to utilize some nuclear technology which involves the analysis and imaging of radionuclides and radiolabelled substances in vitro and in vivo for diagnosis and the administration of radionuclides and radiolabelled substances for the treatment of disease, especially malignant tumours.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.