A Radiographer is one who, under the direction of a Radiologist,
performs radiographic procedures at a technical level requiring
independent judgment and critical thinking skills. The technologist
performs a variety of technical procedures by administering
prescribed radiation for radiologic diagnosis. Radiographers must
communicate with a wide variety of healthcare providers and
function in a team-oriented atmosphere.
Graduates may advance into more specialized areas of Computed
Tomography, Angiography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging,
Education, and Administration.
“Radiography is the art and science of using radiation to
produce images of the tissues, organs, bones and vessels of the
body." These images may be recorded on film or may be displayed on
a video monitor. Images can also be obtained using digital
technology, 3-D and multiple body planes. At other times motion
picture film or videotape is used. Treatment of a patient depends
on accurate and precise radiographic examinations. Broken bones can
be aligned, ulcers can be detected and many other injuries and
diseases can be treated when their exact nature is known to the
The radiographer is an essential member of the healthcare team.
Responsibilities include accurately positioning the patient,
producing quality diagnostic images, good patient care and