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Radiologic Technology

This guide will help students and faculty stay current on new developments and research topics related to Radiologic Technology


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Background Information

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health defines radiological technology as, "a general term applied to the allied health profession that encompasses the use of ionizing radiation (x ray), sound or radio waves, radioactive substances to produce an image, and magnetic imaging. These resultant images are used by the radiologist to help in making a diagnosis." (Source: Credo)

The article goes on to describe what radiological technology consists of, "radiologic technology is a broad-based category that includes general x-ray, ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, computerized axial tomography (CAT scan), radiation therapy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). General x-ray technology is a primary link between the physician and the diagnosis. X-rays are often required so that the physician can diagnose and treat the patient based on the patients' complaints or conditions." (Source: Credo)

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