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Medical Radiation Science

Dealing with sick and sometimes anxious people requires considerable care and understanding. Professionals involved in the field of medical radiation must balance a genuine interest in patients and their welfare, along with the necessary technological requirements of the diagnostic or therapy procedure to be undertaken.

Medical Radiation Sciences

Medical Radiation Sciences are the group of health professions that include medical imaging and radiation therapy. Medical imaging professionals acquire images of a person to confirm or exclude a medical diagnosis to follow-up on the treatment or to monitor patient progress. Radiation therapists play an integral role in the planning, treatment, care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy, primarily in treating a range of cancer types.

Possible careers

  • Radiographer or radiation therapist in private, public or rural sites
  • Medical equipment sales representative
  • Academic or clinical educator

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