Radiography Roadshow 10 (30 mins)


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  • 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 . 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)

    1. 1. St George’s Student Mentors
    2. 2. It’s been around for over 100 years . That’s 1904!! Here’s a quick explanation: There are 2 types of Radiography DIAGNOSTIC Film records made to visualise internal structures THERPEUTIC Used in therapy for cancer
    3. 3. THERAPEUTIC Radiography The safe and accurate planning and delivery of radiotherapy to cancer patients First you compute the precise location of the tumour Then you beam radiation to kill cells – this shrinks tumours and stops them growing bigger How do they do that? DIAGNOSTIC Radiography 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 disease. Can you see the nerves?
    4. 4. XRAY looks through tissue to examine bones, cavities and foreign objects CT computed tomography creates a 3-D image which can be split into individual slices ANGIOGRAPHY used to investigate blood vessels ULTRASOUND Uses sound waves to image babies, circulation, and other organs BONE SCAN Allows us to look at bones density by injecting a radioactive substance MRI Magnetic resonance imaging builds a 2-D or 3-D map of different tissue types within the body and is very detailed
    5. 5. Why are her eyes covered? 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.
    6. 6. Left Kidney Dye injected into the ureters going to the bladder (IVU) This is the right side of the patient ?It’s a baby!!
    7. 7. You will gain a challenging yet rewarding career within the NHS Work with patients and members of the healthcare team to make a difference 3 Years – its practical, and its enjoyable! (BSc) Diagnostic OR Therapeutic Radiography ALL TUITION FEES PAID!!! What’s the money like? Doctor Postman Physiotherapist £22,000+ £14,000 £21,000+ Radiographers You start at about £21,000 but can earn up to £54, 000!!
    8. 8. 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 Tel: 020 8725 2333 (BSc) Therapeutic / Diagnostic Radiography
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    10. 10. Bottom! Head Yawn What’s this?
    11. 11. …careers …interview preparation …work experience and games!
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