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Health Professions Access to Higher Education

Radiographers use the latest technology to look inside the body in different ways.

You'll use a range of imaging technology and techniques to work out what disease or condition is causing a patient’s illness, including x-ray to look through tissues to examine bones, cavities and foreign objects, fluoroscopy to see a real time image of the digestive system, CT (computed tomography) which provides views of cross-sections of the body MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to build a 2D or 3D map of the different tissue types within the body, ultrasound to check circulation and examine the heart as well as in antenatal work, angiography to investigate blood vessels

In the NHS, you're likely to work in the radiology and imaging departments of hospitals to capture, interpret images and report your findings. You'll provide a service for most departments within the hospital including accident and emergency, outpatients, operating theatres and wards. You may work in private clinics and hospitals.

As well working with other health professionals including healthcare scientists working in non-ionising imaging, you may supervise the work of radiography assistants or imaging support assistants.

We offer pathways tailored specifically for Access to:

Health Professions Access to HE Diploma