A radiologist is a medical doctor trained in executing and interpreting medical images such as X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, and MRIs, in order to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of medical conditions.

When interviewing for a job of a radiologist, you can expect to answer some questions related to the technological aspect of your work, but also to your behavior in various situations that may happen with patients in the hospital.


Sample interview questions for radiologists

1. What are the basic safety rules you and patients must adhere to when you are performing an X-ray?

Talk about protecting gear, avoiding exposure to primary x-ray beam, and giving precise instructions to all patients.

2. What would you do if a patient starts panicking while in the MRI machine?

Talk about preventive measures, and helping them to calm down with right words or music. Show the interviewers that you are ready for each situation in the workplace.

3. How would you describe the 28-day rule in radiology?

Explain why it is important to protect pregnant woman from radiation and that you will always ensure to ask them the right questions to determine whether they may be pregnant.

4. What would you do if a nurse wanted to discuss her father’s scan result?

Show your integrity and responsibility, refusing to discuss a brain scan of a patient with anyone except the patient–including their family members.

5. How do you ensure to stay informed of the latest trends in radiology?

Talk about trade journals and conferences and seminars. Show them that you love your profession and never stop learning.

6. What technology would you use to diagnose the spinal cord injury?

MRI is the answer in this case. They may ask about different diagnosis and problems. Ensure them that you know what to do in each case.

7. Explain the use of densitometer.

To study the relationship between intensity of the exposure of the film and the blackness after processing.


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