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Who wants to be a Radiographer? NOELEEN MCMORRIS RADIOGRAPHY PRACTICE EDUCATOR (diagnostic) ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITAL A.

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1 Who wants to be a Radiographer? NOELEEN MCMORRIS RADIOGRAPHY PRACTICE EDUCATOR (diagnostic) ALTNAGELVIN HOSPITAL A

2 Aim of today To tell you what radiographers do What skills and attributes are needed To explain how to be a radiographer To talk about future opportunities Opportunity for you to ask questions

3 How the profession was…….

4 ……..Now!

5 DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER; uses the latest technology to produce images to diagnose injury or disease RADIOTHERAPY RADIOGRAPHER; uses latest technology to treat patients with cancer

6 More about Diagnostic Radiographers…….. Imaging techniques include;Imaging techniques include; X-Rays; penetrate the body and make an image.X-Rays; penetrate the body and make an image. Ultrasound; pregnancy and so much more!Ultrasound; pregnancy and so much more! MRI; uses magnetism to build images of different tissue types in bodyMRI; uses magnetism to build images of different tissue types in body CT; uses x-rays to create cross-sectional imagesCT; uses x-rays to create cross-sectional images

7 Diagnostic Radiographers….. Are focussed on patient care and provide an imaging service without which the patient could not get the right treatment

8 CHEST RADIOGRAPH WITH PACEMAKER AND CHILD’S WRIST AGE 3 8

9 OSTEOARTHRITIS IN HIPS AND SCOLIOSIS IN SPINE 9

10 More about Radiotherapy Radiographers…….. Use latest technology such as 3 and 4 dimensional image guided radiotherapyUse latest technology such as 3 and 4 dimensional image guided radiotherapy Is involved with planning and verificationIs involved with planning and verification Delivers treatment with absolute accuracyDelivers treatment with absolute accuracy Cares for patient (and family) throughout the treatment periodCares for patient (and family) throughout the treatment period

11 Radiotherapy Radiographers……. Are vital members of the team who treat patients using radiation

12 Who makes a good Radiographer? Excellent communication skills Care and empathy Adaptable Good with technology Good at making decisions Able to work independently and in a team

13 What other skills do Radiographers need? Interested in sciences Can work under pressure Calm

14 Why should I be a radiographer? 90% patients in hospital have imaging 6 out of 10 patients are treated successfully in radiotherapy

15 Other reasons to be a Radiographer…. Without Radiographers modern healthcare would collapse! Lots of Radiographer led services UK trained Radiographers are the best!

16 You’re hired!! 80% of 2009 graduates got jobs within 8 weeks of finishing university Good employment prospects………

17 Working in a Healthcare environment…Working in a Healthcare environment… Opportunities to work in multi-professional teams Respected by society Good working conditions Registered autonomous professional Role development opportunities

18 The future for Radiographers is bright!

19 What do I have to do to qualify as a Radiographer? BSc honours degree course in either diagnostic or radiotherapy radiography Diagnostic; 23 UK Universities Radiotherapy; 14 UK Universities Course includes academic AND clinical education

20 Where do I find information? hycareers.co.u k

21 Or call The Society and College of Radiographers on

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23 Thanks for listening


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