Diagnostic radiographer

Diagnostic radiographers use the latest technology to look inside the body in different ways. 

This page has information about the role of a diagnostic radiographer with links to further information. 

Working life

You'll use a range of imaging technology and techniques to work out what disease or condition is causing a patient’s illness, including:

See our information about non-ionising imaging, which includes MRI and ultrasound.

And watch this video which covers what both diagnostic radiographers and therapeutic radiographers do. 

In the NHS, you're likely to work in the radiology and imaging departments of hospitals to capture, interpret images and report your findings. You'll provide a service for most departments within the hospital including accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres and wards. You may work in private clinics and hospitals.

As well working with other health professionals including healthcare scientists working in non-ionising imaging, you may supervise the work of radiography assistants or imaging support assistants.

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