Radiology and Imaging in Surgical Decision-Making: A Comprehensive Overview


  • Ayesha Said Department of Health Science, University of Cambridge


Radiology, Imaging, Surgical Decision-Making, Preoperative Planning, Intraoperative Guidance, Postoperative Assessment, X-rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the role of radiology and imaging in surgical decision-making, highlighting their indispensable contribution to modern surgical practice. Radiological and imaging modalities play a pivotal role in preoperative planning, intraoperative guidance, and postoperative assessment. The paper explores various imaging techniques, including X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and interventional radiology, and their applications in surgical decision-making. It also examines the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence in radiology and its potential to revolutionize surgical care. Through this extensive review, we underscore the crucial connection between radiology, imaging, and optimal surgical outcomes.