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The A-Z of Careers and Jobs, 21st Edition by Susan Hodgson

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Radiographer

Radiographers are healthcare professionals who use different kinds of radiation, such as X-rays or ultrasound, to diagnose or treat injuries and diseases. There are two branches: diagnostic radiography and therapeutic radiography.

As a diagnostic radiographer, you would use highly specialised equipment to produce and interpret images of the body, which could help doctors diagnose the extent of an injury or the progress of a disease. You could also be involved in screening people to check for early signs of conditions such as breast cancer.

As a therapeutic radiographer you would be part of the healthcare team treating patients, many of whom have cancer, using X-rays and other radioactive sources. You would help plan ...

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