Radiology in Switzerland. When should I consult a radiologist?

Radiology in Switzerland. When should I consult a radiologist?

A radiologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats diseases with the help of ionizing radiation and studies the influence of radiological radiation on the occurrence of diseases and pathologies.

Most radiologists are specialists of a fairly narrow profile: some are engaged in the treatment of oncology, others in diagnostic methods, and others are looking for the causes of radiation sickness.

The specialist is approached by patients who cannot be helped by available treatment methods, or other doctors who cannot make a diagnosis. Using methods of radiation diagnostics (ultrasound, MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, etc.), the doctor is looking for the reasons for the unsatisfactory condition of the patient or the lack of positive dynamics of the prescribed treatment.

The duties of a radiologist include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of tumor formations;

  • Prescribe drugs that improve the patient's well-being;

  • Rehabilitation course after therapy;

  • Monitoring ongoing research;

  • Inform patients during treatment and rehabilitation.

Types of Radiation Illnesses

  • Radiation Injuries;

  • Leukemia;

  • Tumors;

  • Genetic mutations.

The radiation therapy method works well in treating most types of tumors that are not cluttered with cysts and fluid secretions. Thus, radiation can successfully treat cancers of the brain, breast, lung, pancreas, skin, and other organs. In some cases, radiation therapy is recommended for patients with lymphoma and leukemia.

The prescription of radiation therapy sessions is the sole responsibility of the specialist physician. Only he or she can use the patient's data and diagnosis to select an appropriate radiation dose that does not endanger the patient's life but has an effective effect on the tumor.

Areas of application of radiologic methods

  • High-precision preventive examinations of blood vessels, heart, central nervous system, digestive, urinary and joint systems, in cancer;

  • treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord;

  • radiation therapy of neoplasms of various organs;

  • Angiography, vertebroplasty, radiofrequency treatment, joint infiltration, biopsy.

Radiology in Switzerland

Thanks to modern equipment, X-ray and radiology in Switzerland are considered to be among the best in the world:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Computed tomography

  • Digital subtraction angiography

  • Digital radioscopy

  • Conventional radiology

  • Nuclear medicine (scintigraphy)

  • Mammography

  • Sonography


Radiology at the Betanien Clinic is a field of medicine that has seen major technical breakthroughs and has the most effective medical tools for diagnosing and treating various diseases. 

Cameras see the radiation from the radioactive isotope, which means that recordings can be made. Two types of studies are used: scintigraphy and PET scans.