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About radiography

What is radiography?

Radiography is an imaging technique using radiation to view the internal structures of an object. The information which is usually an image is then used to inform diagnosis. Radiography also focuses on the use of radiation to treat lesions which may be either cancerous or non cancerous.

Who are radiographers?

Radiographers are a special group of professionals who use radiation to either diagnose or treat disease.

The heart of modern medicine

Radiographers are at the heart of modern medicine and the profession is developing rapidly. There are two types of radiographer: diagnostic and therapeutic. Every year, radiographers provide essential healthcare services to millions of people. They work not only as clinicians, but also as managers, researchers and educators.

World Radiography Day

World Radiography Day is celebrated on 8 November each year. The date marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895.

Radiographers worldwide can use the day and the days around the date to promote radiography as a career, as a vital contribution to modern healthcare and as a chance to increase public awareness of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy.

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