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EFRS definition of a Radiographer

Radiographers are medical imaging experts who:

  • are professionally accountable to the patients’ physical and psychosocial wellbeing, prior to, during and following examinations or therapy
  • take an active role in justification and optimisation of medical imaging and radio therapeutic proceduresare key-persons in radiation safety of patients and third persons in accordance with the “As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)” principle and relevant legislation.
  • DIAGNOSTIC radiographers (Medical Imaging) are responsible for the preparation and performance of safe and accurate imaging examinations and post processing, using a wide range of sophisticated X-ray equipment and techniques.

In many European countries these techniques also include the use of:

  • high frequency sound = Ultrasound
  • strong magnetic fields = Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • radioactive tracers = Nuclear Medicine

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