Radiographer (Diagnostic Imaging Professional)
A radiographer (diagnostic imaging professional) uses ionizing radiation to image the human body. Medical radiographers provide patient services using imaging modalities, as directed by physicians qualified to order and/or perform radiologic procedures. Radiographers provide patient care essential to radiologic procedures; this includes exercising judgment when performing medical imaging procedures. When providing patient services, the radiographer adheres to the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others. Radiographers accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph by applying knowledge of anatomy, positioning, and radiographic techniques. Additional duties include maintaining equipment, processing digital images, keeping patient records, and performing various administrative tasks. The graduate will join other health science professionals educated and experienced in the latest technical procedures requiring the use of x-rays and other imaging modalities for the diagnosis of medical conditions in hospitals, clinics, physician’s private practice offices, as well as government agencies. Radiography is also the gateway to furthering the graduates’ professional possibilities in other radiography related imaging modalities such as: Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI, Computerized Tomography CT, Radiation Therapy Technology, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Interventional Radiology, and Mammography.