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    my dads a radiographer. I think that radiology is the department and radiography is the course of study to become a radiographer... I don't know but that's what I think
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    (Original post by carolinrev)
    my dads a radiographer. I think that radiology is the department and radiography is the course of study to become a radiographer... I don't know but that's what I think
    What kind of things does your dad do in his job if you don't mind me asking?
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    What kind of things does your dad do in his job if you don't mind me asking?
    my dad acc is a MRI radiographer but he used to work in X-ray.. I done work experience in the radiology department where I observed most of the departments within, if your considering career in it, u should totally do it!! some times its quite boring... are u interested in a certain type of radiographer or just an MRI like my dad?
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    my dad acc is a MRI radiographer but he used to work in X-ray.. I done work experience in the radiology department where I observed most of the departments within, if your considering career in it, u should totally do it!! some times its quite boring... are u interested in a certain type of radiographer or just an MRI like my dad?
    Not really sure yet, so I think I need to do some work experience to make a decision.
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    (Original post by XzaraX)
    Not really sure yet, so I think I need to do some work experience to make a decision.
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    yep work experience is great make sure you do the shadow work, but mainly u would be asked to sit down and they will explain but I can give u a brief overview of what happens:
    in MRI- is like the only non-ionising type diagnostic machine and looks at tendons, tissues and muscle tear or probs. in MRI u have to take the image or the scan according to slices and it practically takes it from every angles like CT. you will have to know the anatomy of the body inside out. they only use 2 main sequences with is T1 and T2.
    IN X-ray- your just taking picture of a bone like a 2D shape no angles.
    only in CT is x-rays being given out and your taking a number of images and putting them together to form a 3D image.
    others include bone dentistry, fluoroscopy.
    before u so some work experience spend a lot of time reading some physics...
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    (Original post by XzaraX)
    Not really sure yet, so I think I need to do some work experience to make a decision.
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    if you're in the Uk somewhere like UCLH for work experience is good. if you're over 16 i think you can even go into the operating rooms- you might have to check
    My aunts a radiologist and omg the pay-check:biggrin:
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    (Original post by XzaraX)
    What's the difference?
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    A radiographer and a radiologist are different people with different jobs.
    A radiographer is the person who carries out radiological investigations and treatments e.g. a diagnostic radiographer would operate the X-ray/MRI/CT machine and an example of a therapeutic radiographer would be the person who sets up the patient and the machine during radiotherapy for cancer treatment. This is usually a 3 year undergraduate degree.
    A radiologist, on the other hand, is a specialised medically-trained doctor who is responsible for reviewing the images obtained by a radiographer for signs of pathology etc. This requires 5/6 years of medical school, 2 years of foundation training and then further specialist training (I don't know exactly how many years this is though)

    Hope that helps!
 
 
 
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