Radiologic Technology, also called Radiography is the technical science that utilizes X-rays (radiation) to generate images of internal body structures of the human being, such as organs, bones, tissues and vessels for the purpose of diagnosing and treating diseases. It is a profession that combines both physical and medical sciences to diagnose and treat diseases.
It involves the use of sophisticated equipments and techniques, and the understanding of anatomy, physiology, technology, patient care, and pathology to produce images of body structures, which are read, and analyzed by the Radiologist to advise treatment.
To qualify as a Radiologic Technologist or Radiographer or Radiologic Technician as they are also known as, you will need to take a 2-year Associate Degree program from any of the JRCERT accredited schools to learn the use of the equipments, and take the above stated courses.
Radiography is one of the fastest growing professions in the healthcare sector, and holds excellent opportunities and career prospects for practitioners. This is so because of the increasing use of X-rays in government agencies and the industry, in addition to the expansion of hospitals and clinic facilities.
The Exciting World of Radiologic Technology