Radiographers use a range of technologies to examine, treat and care for patients. They work in the fields of Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine and apply ionising radiation, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and radioactive sources.

Alternative label

  • radiation therapy technician

  • practitioner of radiography

  • specialist radiographer

  • medical radiation technologist

  • nuclear medicine technician

  • nuclear medicine technologist

  • radiotherapist

  • clinical radiographer

  • clinical radiography practitioner

  • expert radiographer

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