Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

Medical Diagnostic Radiographers operate X-rays and other medical imaging equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists or other Medical Practitioners.

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    Overview

    Medical Diagnostic Radiographers operate X-rays and other medical imaging equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists or other Medical Practitioners.

    Day-to-day

    • receives referrals to perform medical imaging of patients
    • determines appropriate equipment to use such as x-rays and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selects the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by medical practitioners
    • calculates details of procedures such as settings of recording equipment
    • explains procedures to patients and answers patients’ queries about processes
    • ensures patients welfare during procedures
    • positions patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
    • views the screen and decides if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and selects images to show medical practitioners
    • conveys findings of procedures to medical practitioners.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

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