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Medical Radiographers

Medical (diagnostic) radiographers operate x-ray machines, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and other imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, assist in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases and are involved in intervention procedures such as the removal of kidney stones. They operate under the supervision of senior staff. Therapeutic radiographers specialise in the planning and administration of radiotherapy treatment for patients with cancer.

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About this Career

£28,887

Average salary

New workers start around £14,625.11. Normal pay is £28,887 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £64,735.67.

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Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Carries out post-treatment reviews and follow-ups.
  • Explains treatment to patient and management of any side effects.
  • Calculates radiation dosage and maps volume to be treated.
  • Plans course of treatment with clinical oncologists and physicists.
  • Maintains records of all radiographic/therapeutic work undertaken.
  • Positions patient and operates x-ray, scanning or fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Decides length and intensity of exposure or strength of dosage of isotope.
  • Verifies identity of patient and ensures that necessary preparations have been made for the examination/treatment.
  • Assesses patients and interprets clinical requirements to determine appropriate radiographic treatments.
  • Uses a range of imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

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