Tutorial 1: Introduction to Radiology

  • Marian Hanley
  • Roisin O’Cearbhaill
  • Ciaran E. RedmondEmail author


Radiology is often a core part of patient care in both a hospital and community settings. It is a multi-disciplined speciality that functions in a dynamic and exciting working environment. The aim of this chapter is to provide students with a basic introduction to the role of the radiologist and important practical concepts applicable in a radiology department. Fundamental terminology for describing each modality are outlined to help the student acquire basic “radiological” fluency.


Radiology Radiation protection Radiologist CT MRI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marian Hanley
    • 1
  • Roisin O’Cearbhaill
    • 1
  • Ciaran E. Redmond
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Beaumont HospitalDublinIreland
  2. 2.Academic Department of RadiologyRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublinIreland

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