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Radiographers use medical x-ray equipment to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. They apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, and radiological protection in the performance of their responsibilities. ‘Radiographer’ and ‘radiological technologist’ are synonyms in some parts of the world. (Adapted from ICRP Publication 120, 2012)

ICRP Glossary entry - June 2019

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