For instance, we can administer radiation therapy to cancer patients. This is a complex and demanding procedure, but it can be incredibly effective in treating cancer. We also use imaging to confirm what doctors suspect, which can help patients and their families receive the treatment they need. For example, we might use ultrasound to image a fetus in the womb, which can assist doctors in diagnosing and treating any problems that the fetus may have.
Radiographers also play a vital role in surgery. We can use imaging to assist surgeons in planning their procedures and to guide them during surgery. For example, we might use fluoroscopy to image a patient’s spine during surgery, which can help the surgeon ensure that the spine is properly aligned.
In a nutshell, radiographers do far more than simply take X-rays of bones. We are skilled medical professionals who use imaging technology to help diagnose and treat diseases, and we play a vital role in the healthcare system.
To put it another way, we are not simply “button pushers” who take pictures of the inside of the body. We are highly trained professionals who use our knowledge and skills to help patients in a variety of ways. We are passionate about our work, and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of those we serve.
STEPHEN IDARAESIT JOY
CHAIRMAN OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON RADIOGRAPHY EDUCATION(SCORE)
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