The making of film records (radiographs) of internal structures of the body by exposure of
film specially sensitized to x-rays or gamma rays.
Using radiation in the form of x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound, radiographers assess, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of injuries and diseases. Often part of a medical or surgical team, radiographers are typically involved in initial patient evaluation and testing, providing diagnostic and evidentiary data for physicians.
Radiographers/radiologists carry out the following tasks:
- assess patients and their clinical requirements to work out which radiographic techniques to use;
- perform a range of radiographic examinations on patients to produce high-quality images;
- produce reports so that the correct treatment can be given;
Jobs directly related to degree
- Diagnostic Radiographer
- Clinical Application Specialist
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