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    (Original post by kathyowen04)
    I most certainly will.

    I know I can research this put what is the role of the radiographer? Its not something I have ever considered because physics was my least strongest science.
    I apologise in advance for this in depth post, thought I'd go into detail about what radiographers do and what it is that appeals to me. As you can probably tell, it's something I've become quite passionate about.

    Firstly, I know what you mean. I never considered radiography at all before I started nursing. I used to - like many still do - believe the common misconception that radiographers are mere technicians who stand behind a screen and take images. It was only when I got some experience, a deeper insight into what radiographers do and the opportunities that are available to develop and progress that I found it was a great deal more than that, and I became fascinated by it.

    There are two types of radiographers; diagnostic and theraputic. Theraputic radiographers work closely with doctors and nurses and other members of an oncology team to treat patients with cancer. What I want to become is a diagnostic radiographer - they use a range of different imaging techniques and equipment to produce high quality images of injury or disease in order to help doctors make a diagnosis. Techniques include; X-rays, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine and angiography. However, at university I believe the majority of it is studying X-rays, learning how to produce quality X-ray images, the physics behind it, and also anatomy (inc. anatomical positioning), physiology, basic pathology, and also patient care. It's only when you have graduated from university and have gained at least 2 years
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