Radiography is one of the fastest developing professions in Healthcare. It deals with the use of radiation to produce images for the sole purpose of medical diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
A radiographer is a trained health professional who performs medical imaging by producing high quality X-ray pictures or images used to diagnose or treat diseases. . Radiotherapist are radiographers who utilize high energy X-ray such as gamma rays in the treatment of illness like cancer in the body.
It is an important part of medicine as a patient’s diagnosis and treatment is often dependent on the X-ray images produced. A radiographer provides patient care during diagnostic examinations that utilizes sophisticated imaging equipment such as CT scanners, MRI scanners to create images of the internal structures for diagnostic purposes.
Radiographers work closely with radiologist and other physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Due to the important role radiographers’ play in healthcare administration, they are required to possess considerable knowledge in technology, anatomy, physiology, patient care and pathology to carry out their duty efficiently. With additional education, radiographers can specialize in various imaging modalities such as Computer Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasonography