Radiography Vs Radiotherapy - Course content.

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    Hi guys,
    Stuck between the two! Does anybody have some insight into the course content of these courses, it would be really helpful!
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    (Original post by NeoNoirSuperstar)
    Hi guys,
    Stuck between the two! Does anybody have some insight into the course content of these courses, it would be really helpful!
    Thanks!
    The course content will vary massively from Uni to Uni, however the key differences are that Diagnostic (Radiography) will discuss many different forms of diagnostic imaging, such as 'plain-film' X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and so on. This is very different to Therapeutic (Radiotherapy) which almost exclusively discusses the use of high-energy ionising radiation to target and therefore treat tumours in cancer patients.

    Whilst Diagnostic Radiographers see many different patients every day, they rarely see each patient more than once, and certainly for not very long. Meanwhile Therapeutic Radiographers will see the same patients daily for quite long periods of times, up to 7 or 8 weeks in certain cancer treatments.

    I'd say a key aspect of the radiotherapy courses is how interested you are in Cancer, as this plays a significant role in both the course and your future career overall.
 
 
 
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