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About Radiography

Radiographers work in a variety of settings including hospitals, diagnostic centers, doctor's offices, clinics and orthopedic practices. Advanced career options in education, administration and research are also possible. Daily tasks of radiographers include:

  • Positioning imaging equipment and adjusting controls to produce diagnostic quality images
  • Assisting the radiologist in performing specialized imaging procedures
  • Preparing patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure and gathering pertinent clinical data
  • Assessing patient condition and utilizing professional judgment and critical thinking to modify procedures as necessary
  • Providing accurate explanations and instructions to the patient and addressing patient questions and concerns regarding the procedure when appropriate
  • Administering contrast agents according to established guidelines and monitoring the patient for adverse reactions
  • Documenting diagnostic and patient information in the appropriate record according to established criteria and procedures
  • Collaborating with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to elevate the quality of patient care
Last UpdateDecember 10, 2013
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