The radiography profession
includes both diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers.
are 517 radiographers working within the HPSS in Northern Ireland.
involved directly with the patient producing medical diagnostic static, dynamic and reconstructed images
of anatomical body areas and organs using medical imaging techniques that include ionising radiation,
ultrasound and magnetic fields. The role includes administration of intravenous injections, diagnostic
reporting of images, performing diagnostic examinations and proactive involvement in multi-disciplinary
Have a diverse and pivotal role within the clinical oncology
team, using ionising radiation and a variety of equipment and treatment machines to maintain the care
pathway of the patient with cancer. This involves the complexities of radiation physics, treatment localization
and verification in a rapidly dynamic speciality. The radiotherapy team ensures patient centred care,
with advice, support, treatment and review of the patient’s clinical progress, during and after their