Sim Hoffman: What is Radiology?

Dr. Sim Hoffman is a reputable California radiologist who works primarily from Advanced Professional Imaging Medical Group in Buena Park.

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Through his office, Dr. Sim Hoffman provides high-quality imaging services to patients in need of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasounds, computerized tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging and more.

In an interview on his services, Dr. Hoffman stated: “I hope to give patients good service, accurate reports for their primary doctors, comfortable surroundings when they are at my office and a friendly and helpful staff.”

The information below provides a deeper look at what the career of a radiologist like Dr. Hoffman looks like:

  • A radiologist is a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) whose specialization is diagnosing and treating patients with medical imaging technologies. These technologies include x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, nuclear medicine, 3D ultrasounds and positron emission tomography (PET) scans.
  • Radiologists must graduate from accredited medical schools, pass an examination for licensing and then complete four years or more of residency. Residency medical education topics often focus on general radiology, radiation effects on the body and radiation safety.

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Radiologists also often complete fellowships, which are additional years of specialized training. Dr. Hoffman, for example, completed his fellowship in nuclear medicine.

  • After completing education and training, radiologists become board certified and begin their careers in hospitals, independent clinics or personal practice, on average. They can also accept positions in science, military, veterinary and other related fields.

When working from a private imaging practice, as Dr. Hoffman does, radiologists typically work closely with patients’ doctors to provide scans needed to properly diagnose and treat conditions.

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