What is a radiographer?

Radiographers take images of the insides of patients’ bodies to diagnose injury or disease. They also care for and treat people with cancer.

Radiographers look after people who are unwell or in pain, and may be anxious or uncertain about what is going to happen. They use their wide range of skills and training to deliver a sensitive, patient-focused healthcare service in imaging and radiotherapy.

Radiographers use high-tech, expensive equipment and are an important part of a large medical team.

Radiographer doing an MRI scan on a patient

Meet the radiographers...

Radiographers do all this... (and much more)

Every day, radiographers help people who are ill or injured. Have you ever broken or cracked a bone and been to hospital? Or have you or a member of your family had radiotherapy treatment for cancer? Yes? Then you’ve probably met a radiographer!