difference between diagnostic radiography and radiotherapy and oncology

Watch this thread
Leahtg
Badges: 6
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 2 years ago
#1
There are two courses at my local university I am interested in. Diagnostic radiography and Radiotherapy and Oncology. What are the difference between these two jobs adn what would a normal day consist of in each job?
0
reply
graduros
Badges: 8
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 2 years ago
#2
Diagnostic radiography typically involves conducting scans and other imaging techniques such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans etc. Being a diagnostic radiographer is a job that is quite fast paced allowing you to see a lot of patients in a relatively short time of all different kinds of injuries.

Comparing this to therapeutic radiography, therapeutic radiographers perform radiotherapy for cancer patients typically and are more likely to see some more of the same patients day in day out as opposed to seeing lots of different patients as diagnostic radiographers do.

That is my understanding of it and this is from the Society of Radiographers website:
"Diagnostic radiographers work in areas that include X-ray, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Computerised Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Angiography and Mammography.

Therapeutic radiographers are responsible for the planning and delivery of accurate radiotherapy treatments using a wide range of technical equipment. Accuracy is critical, for example, the aim of treatment may be to treat a tumour and destroy diseased tissue while minimising the amount of radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue."


https://www.sor.org/about-radiograph...er-radiography
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4514868

That website and that thread will go into more detail for you
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest

How confident are you that you'll achieve the grades you need to get into your firm uni?

I think I've exceeded the grades for my university offer (13)
16.46%
I think I've met the grades for my university offer (21)
26.58%
I think I've missed the grades for my university offer (41)
51.9%
Something else (tell us in the thread) (4)
5.06%

Watched Threads

View All