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Working as a Radiologist in Sweden

There is an increasing interest in working as a radiologist or radiology resident in Sweden. As a radiologist, you will be playing a very important role at the hospital.

Radiologists work daytime and on-call and need to be in command of traditional radiology, for example, ultrasound, CT-scan or MRI. In Sweden, part of the job is also to be familiar with working in digitalised systems and in cooperation with other people. The team is multi-professional, made up of doctors, radiographers, assistant nurses and other auxiliary staff, and a close collaboration with all the colleagues regarding the choice of radiological methodology and evaluation of visual and other information is part of the job.

The tasks will include diagnostic (medical) imaging, penetrating radiation such as x-ray and gamma radiation, radiofrequency radiation, ultrasound often bundled with contrast, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its use in diagnosis and treatment, and in some cases radiologically-guided interventions without conventional surgery on patients. The daily activity for a radiologist in Sweden consists of interpreting large amounts of imagery from referred patients in different treatment methods (modalities) such as magnetic resonance tomography, computer tomography and conventional x-ray examination.

You will deal with an entire range of people from different ages, from completely healthy to the very hard sick, and almost all diagnoses pass. You can also vary the tasks between close patient contact (ultrasound, throughput) or basically none at all (MRI, DT). There is also a variation in severity; “simple” fractures on the dragon x-ray are mixed with complicated investigations on MRI. And a variety of pace: Full speed on acute DT-n with trauma and quick decisions, compared to more reflection in the activity planned.

Working as a Radiologist in Norway

The daily role of a radiologist working in Norway will be to interpret descriptions of x-ray images, including CT-scan and MRI, and connect these to clinical findings. The radiologist also analyses images to diagnose diseases by means of morphological and functional changes expressed in different images, e.g. ultrasound, MRI, CT-scan and x-rays. Experience or additional subspecialisation in mammography will be an advantage and is much appreciated in Norway. 

Working as a Radiologist in Denmark

In Denmark, specialist doctors in Radiology deal with standard procedures such as PET camera scans in the nuclear medicine department, mammography, MRI scans and other x-rays scans, but also with diagnostics of malignant, urogenital, cardiovascular, paediatric, orthopaedic and rheumatologic disorders, in addition to concomitant image-guided interventional therapy.

In Denmark, they continuously try to improve diagnostics and interventional procedures by testing new possibilities, thus ensuring quality. Radiology plays a key role in screening, diagnosis, invasive radiological therapy and monitoring of treatment. The technological development in the past decade has provided a myriad of new diagnostic and therapeutic options for the benefit of patients.

Research in radiology in Denmark is very much encouraged in order to understand new image diagnostic techniques, develop and optimise scans, and ensure the use of new opportunities in treatment. Radiological research takes place both within radiology, but is also an important clinical tool for the research of other clinical specialists.