THERAPEUTIC RADIOGRAPHY: uses radiation to attack tissue (tumour). Radiation stops it growing and shrinks the cells, which can then be removed if needed by surgery. To do this you need special face masks that mean the patient can stay in the same position each time (if tumour is in the head). It’s important to plan the correct delivery so you don’t harm normal areas, and not to do it for too long as radiation in large doses is harmful, but not when used therapeutically – it is sometimes life saving. DIAGNOSTIC: If you have an accident and go to hospital, the chances are that you will see a diagnostic radiographer.
Very reqarding, satisfying and fulfilling career. Different people everyday, makes it very exciting and NOT boring. Feel free to share personal experience. It’s a 3 year BSC and a lot of practical work and placements are involved, so not just sitting in lectures! From the start of the course Money is good in comparison to other allied health professionals. Doctors work five years and start off at £22k, so three years and then £19k isnt bad at all! Plus the more you specialise and become senior it goes up! The tuition fees are paied so unlike Medicine you do not have to pay them or pay them back.
Tell them all about the entrance requirements and if they have any further queries or would like a prospectus to contact email@example.com . Also as a healthcare profession, there is normally a strong likelihood of guaranteed employment. Discuss any further information you think could be relevant. Personal experience? MAKE SURE THEY GET WORK EXPERIENCE! Any type of community experience for a period of time. Thank them for being a great audience and for their time…
If you have time some interesting films. First a normal ultrasound they should be able to tell the baby. – used to date baby and check size. The second is a 4D scan of the baby, relatively knew but good to tell congenital abnormailities – cleft palate. Not used in everyone, only complicated preg in some hospitals, very expensive! This shows the difference in scans with the foetus, good comparison to see the details and difference in views. Finally- it’s a croc with pellets inside. Its been shot at! Good way to see density changes, and it’s a bit of fun to guess!
Radiography Roadshow 10 (30 mins)
St George’s Student Mentors
It’s been around for over 100 years
Here’s a quick explanation:
There are 2 types
Film records made to
visualise internal structures
Used in therapy for cancer
The safe and accurate planning
and delivery of radiotherapy to
First you compute
the precise location
of the tumour
Then you beam radiation
to kill cells – this shrinks
tumours and stops them
How do they do that?
Produce high quality clinical images
of the patient to detect and monitor
disease and the effects of trauma
They produce images that are
used to diagnose injury or
Can you see
looks through tissue to examine
bones, cavities and foreign
creates a 3-D image which
can be split into individual
used to investigate blood vessels
Uses sound waves to image
babies, circulation, and other
Allows us to look at bones
density by injecting a
Magnetic resonance imaging
builds a 2-D or 3-D map of
different tissue types within the
body and is very detailed
Why are her eyes
Julia Knight enters A&E complaining that she has been
vomiting and recently has put on weight.
Julia explains that her mother was diagnosed with a
cancer in her tummy 5 years ago. She is worried that she
is showing the same initial symptoms.
Dye injected into
the ureters going
to the bladder
This is the
right side of
You will gain a challenging yet rewarding career within the
Work with patients and members of the healthcare team to make a
3 Years – its practical, and its enjoyable!
(BSc) Diagnostic OR
ALL TUITION FEES PAID!!!
What’s the money like?
You start at about £21,000 but can earn up
to £54, 000!!
5 GCSEs: A* - C including
Maths, English Language,
Science or Physics
Get yourselves some good A
levels – 260 points - BBB
Biology and Chemistry are helpful
Get some work experience!!
Alternative qualifications such
as BTEC, GNVQs and equivalent
can be accepted
E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 020 8725 2333
(BSc) Therapeutic / Diagnostic Radiography