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Diagnostic radiographers offer support to Radiography and Nuclear Medicine departments, collaborating in their diagnostic processes through radiographic, sonographic and magnetic resonance images or in the use of ionising radiation for diagnostic purposes. They obtain graphic images of the human body, of morphological and functional nature, for diagnostic purposes, preparing, handling and monitoring equipment, as well as interpreting and checking the technical results, with a view to ensuring both quality and safety, under appropriate supervision.


  • Organise and manage, at their level, the tasks assigned in the diagnostic imaging unit or department.
    Receive and interpret medical requests for diagnostic tests that must be carried out using different techniques and devices. Classify them according to priority and source and delegate them to different departments of the unit.
    Handle, at user level, computerised patient databases.
    Keep track of stocks of material used in the unit and deal with material inventory and ordering forms.
    Draw up activity reports using statistical data.
    Draw up summaries of scientific articles about diagnostic imaging techniques and technical manuals for the operation of machines.
  • Deal with patients and relatives using verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, and tailoring their tone to the specific situation.
    Be warm and respectful with patients, identifying their needs and establishing possible strategies for resolving obstacles with difficult patients.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the structure, working and location of the different parts and systems of the human body, as well as the symptoms of the main illnesses associated with these.
    Handle patients, placing them in a suitable position.
  • Obtain images of the human body, using radiographic equipment and/or magnetic resonance image processing and computerised axial tomography machines.
  • Obtain images of the human body, through radioisotopic techniques, using advanced nuclear medicine equipment. This branch of medicine makes use of radioactive isotopes, nuclear radiation and the electromagnetic variations of the components of a nucleus for medical prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.
  • Apply and check radiation protection standards, as defined by current legislation, in units where ionising radiation is applied for medical purposes, under the supervision of the nuclear medicine physician or the relevant person.
    Produce signalling models and mark the various areas and barriers, in line with regulations.
    Apply radiation measurement techniques in order to check facilities.

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Barcelona Treball (Porta22)
Llacuna, 156-162, 08018 Barcelona

Monday to Friday from 9 to 18 h

Generalitat de Catalunya
Unió Europea FEDER
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