Two doctors or radiographers wearing scrubs and looking at a scan image
As a diagnostic radiographer you will be using the latest technology to look inside the body to identify causes of injury or illness.
You will work with patients, learning how to be a caring practitioner who communicates skilfully, putting people at ease to get the best quality medical images, crucial for rapid and effective diagnosis along the patient journey. You will be an integral part of an interprofessional team of healthcare specialists developing treatment plans. You will understand the processes necessary to safeguard patients while using radiation.
Diagnostic radiographers use a range of cutting edge imaging tools to visualise, interpret and report findings. Their skills enable identification of a range of conditions from injuries such as fractures or soft tissue damage to internal illnesses such as tumours or autoimmune disease. Radiography offers a range of rewarding career paths within the NHS or independent sector; you can specialise in certain technologies and help develop ones of the future.

The first time I visited the University of Plymouth, I knew that I would come back as a student. I felt wanted, valued and heard.

Darina and Kirsty talk about their experiences as first year diagnostics radiography students.