Dr. Katikeya Kantawala Radiologist
Dr. Katikeya Kantawala is US Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology (2011). He completed his Fellowship in PET-CT / Nuclear Medicine in 2008, Abdominal Radiology in 2009 and Pediatric Radiology in 2011. Dr. Kantawala did his basic medical training from the University of Mumbai in 1997. He completed his Diploma in Medical Radio-diagnosis (DMRD) from the University of Mumbai, India in 2002. He then acquired his Doctorate of Medicine (Radiology) from the University of Seychelles in 2005. Prior to joining the American Hospital Dubai, Dr. Kantawala worked as an Assistant Professor of Radiology in 2011.
Oud Metha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telphone Number: +97143367777
Radiologist in Dubai
Radiologists, commonly and erroneously referred to as x-ray doctors, are the medical doctors in charge of performing and interpreting the various radiology, xray, and medical imaging studies including ultrasound, MRI, and CT exams as well as mammograms and interventional radiology procedures.
Radiologists play a vital role in today’s health care and are paramount to uncovering and diagnosing the patient’s underlying medical conditions and to make specific recommendations accordingly. Diagnostic radiologists relay their findings to primary care physicians, internists, pediatricians, and surgeons and other medical doctors in primary charge of the patient’s health.
Radiologists perform exams covering all body organs and systems. They evaluate the presence of disc problem, intracranial bleeding, urinary stones, breast lumps, broken bones, and organs such as liver, pancreas, and kidneys. Radiologists also perform imaging studies necessary to the diagnosis of ulcers, polyps, and cancers. Diagnostic radiologists do MRIs to evaluate joint and soft tissue injury such as muscle, tendon, and ligamentous injuries in knees, shoulders, elbows, and ankles.
Radiology is a high tech medical field thriving on advances in computers, medical imagery, and medicine. The computer revolution of the last 20 years has deeply impacted medical imaging and radiologists roles in caring for the patients. The radiologist role is no longer restricted to diagnosis. Today, radiologists are playing an increasingly valuable role in treating various medical conditions as well. As a matter of facts, many medical procedures and interventions that were only few years ago the exclusive realm of surgeons are now being performed by radiologists with better results and less convenience to patients. The radiologist now takes biopsies, drains abcesses, opens clogged arteries, and stops a bleeding vessel. Interventional radiologists are the radiology subspecialists that spend the vast majority of their time doing medical procedures.
Radiology certification for licensed physicians is a different process. First, the individual in question must complete medical school and obtain a license to practice medicine. Once this is complete, the applicant must choose an area of specialty from the following list of eight possibilities: Diagnostic radiology, radiologic physics, hospice and pallative medicine radiology, pediatric radiology, interventional radiology, nuclear radiology, neuroradiology, and radiation oncology. Next, the applicant must pass both a written and an oral exam in his or her area of specialty. The certification must be renewed once every ten years.
Radiology certification means different things depending on the type of job to which one is referring. A licensed physician that specializes in radiology obtains a certification in an area of specialty. In this case, the radiologist may diagnose illnesses based on radiology results, or he or she may even perform medical procedures using radiology techniques as a guide. This type of radiology certification requires that an exam be passed and must be renewed once every ten years.
A radiology technician is someone who has only been to school for two to four years and obtains a radiology certification that allows him or her to perform different radiographic tests. In this case, the technician must be registered and certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, as well as licensed by the state in which he or she wishes to practice. This type of radiology certification must be renewed annually. In addition, the requirements set forth by the state must also be satisfied in order to keep a current license.