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what is radiology and radiographers

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Post by Admin on Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:24 pm

Radiography is the medical profession that produces images of internal body
structures using ionizing radiation (x-rays). Related imaging modalities include computed tomography, angiography, and mammography. Other imaging modalities include magnetic resonance imaging, radiation therapy, sonography and nuclear medicine.

A Radiographer is a professional qualified through education to assist physicians in providing patient care through the diagnostic use of imaging modalities. The field of Radiologic Technology offers you the opportunity to become a member of an allied health professional team dedicated to preserving health and diagnosing disease.

Your Duties as a Radiographer would

  • Operating x-ray equipment and processing exposed images.

  • Positioning patients for diagnostic examinations.

  • Calculating proper exposure factors to achieve optimum radiographic Image quality with minimum exposure to the patient.

  • Assessing the diagnostic quality of the radiograph.

  • Assisting the radiologist during specific procedures, assisting patients while in your care, and performing as a valued professional.
Qualified Radiographers perform radiographic procedures at a level that requires
independent judgment and critical thinking skills. They are employed in hospitals,
clinics, private practice, industry and the armed services. This profession offers the individual an opportunity for a rewarding career and chance for advancement.

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