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Imaging uses various technologies for clinical purposes to diagnose and detect medical conditions. This may involve using ultrasound technology, X-rays, MRI technology and nuclear medicine to produce images of the tissue, organs, bones and vessels of the human body.

Roles within medical imaging include radiography, diagnostic radiography, sonography, ultrasonography, radiology, radiotherapy, gynaecological ultrasound, diagnostic imaging, vascular sonography, MRI, CT Scanning, DEXA (bone density scanning) and mammography.

There are two roles within radiography; diagnostic and therapeutic. Diagnostic radiographers use a range of different imaging techniques including X-rays, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, computer tomography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine and angiography. From examining bones and cavities to examining how the body and organs function and using high frequency sound to monitor pregnancies, diagnostic radiographers produce high quality images of the body and often report on them to ensure the correct treatment is given.

Therapeutic radiographers are the only health professionals qualified to plan and deliver radiotherapy, playing a vital role in the treatment of cancer. Areas of radiotherapy include simulation, CT/MR simulation, computer planning, external beam treatment, the mould room and brachytherapy. Therapeutic radiographers also provide care and support for patients throughout their radiography treatment, prescribing drugs to counteract side effects where necessary or referring them on to other health professionals.

Sonographers are diagnostic medical professionals that operate medical ultrasound scanners to produce diagnostic images, scans, videos and diagnostic data. Due to the high level of skills required, Sonographers have a vast amount of responsibility in the diagnostic process. In the UK, Sonographers are known as “Clinical Ultrasound Practitioners” or within the NHS, “Advanced Practitioner in Medical Ultrasound”.

Due to their intensive medical backgrounds, Sonographers tend to have past experience, whether it is in Radiology, Radiography, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Midwifery, or Urology. Sonographers will have worked within a number of specialism’s including Musculoskeletal, Abdominal, Clinical Vascular, Paediatrics and MRI.

The majority of Sonographers will more often than not hold a University Post Graduate Qualification such as the Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or its equivalent. In order to work professionally, Sonographers would have a stronger to chance gain employment if they were registered under the Health Professions Council (HPC).

There are a number of rewarding professional career opportunities in imaging throughout the UK, available in many different health care environments. If you are looking for a new position in imaging, use our intuitive search function to identify jobs in your area. Alternatively, register your CV with us and one of our Consultants will contact you with details of the jobs we have in your area and offer help and advice of the options available to you.

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