As well as interacting with patients, you will work with a wide range of healthcare staff, including doctors, nurses, and hospital porters. You will primarily work in the diagnostic imaging department of a hospital, but you could also provide support in the emergency department, operating theatre, intensive care unit, and by taking mobile imaging units to hospital wards.
If you’ve ever broken a part of your body, like an arm or a leg, the hospital will have taken an x-ray. An x-ray produces an image of the inside of the body which enables doctors to look at bones and make a diagnosis of many other conditions. Radiography technicians work with cutting edge equipment to produce these images. Different kinds of imaging machines are used for different parts of the body.