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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 procedures

  • • are 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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