Clinical Observations Essay
A series of clinical observations was done to obtain a clear picture of what radiology technologists do and how their interactions with doctors, staff and patients affects the quality of their job. Radiology refers to the use of imaging technology to discover, diagnose and treat a variety of different diseases. The gathering of such images is routinely conducted by radiology technicians who are trained to do x-rays, ultrasounds, computed tomography and MRIs. Radiology technicians are not responsible for reading the results; this job is left to radiologists who have extensive medical training. The primary responsibility of a radiology technician is to gather clear images that allow radiologists to discover diseases in order to effectively treat them. My time spent with radiology technicians was rewarding and educational.