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radiographer

 [ra″de-og´rah-fer]
a radiologic technologist whose work is the making of diagnostic radiographs. Duties include positioning patients for radiologic examinations; determining the proper voltage, current, and exposure time for each radiograph and adjusting the x-ray equipment; the production of radiographs as requested; developing the x-ray film; and assisting the radiologist in special procedures and in preparation of radiopaque contrast media. Graduates of approved programs who pass the certifying examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists are designated (ARRT), Registered Technologist.

ra·di·og·ra·pher

(rā'dē-og'ră-fĕr),
A technician trained to position patients and take radiographs or perform other radiodiagnostic procedures.

radiographer

[rā′dē·og′rəfər]

ra·di·og·ra·pher

(rā'dē-og'ră-fĕr)
A technologist trained to position patients and take radiographs or perform other radiodiagnostic procedures.

ra·di·og·ra·pher

(rā'dē-og'ră-fĕr)
A technician trained to position patients and take radiographs or perform other radiodiagnostic procedures.

radiographer (rā´dēog´rəfur),

n a specialist or technician in radiography.
radiographer anatomy,
radiographer contrast,
radiographer density,
radiographer diagnosis,
radiographer examination,
radiographer grid,
n a clear plastic device with the horizontal and vertical wires crossing each other at intervals of 1 mm; used in radiography techniques for the purpose of measurement.
radiographer interpretation,
radiographer localization,
radiographer, oral,
n a specialist or technician in oral radiography.
radiographer survey,

radiographer

a radiological technologist whose work is the making of diagnostic radiographs. Duties depend on legislative constraints but may include positioning animals for radiological examinations; determining the proper voltage, current and exposure time for each radiograph and adjusting the x-ray equipment; the production of radiographs requested by the veterinarian; developing the x-ray film; and assisting the radiologist in special procedures and in the preparation of radiopaque contrast media.
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