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Radiographic technology includes different types of xray and imaging machines that are used in various medical facilities around the United States. A radiographer might work in fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. It is critical that imaging and radiographic machines be maintained properly and checked regularly so that the amount of radiation can be monitored and controlled.
Picture archiving and communication systems, or PACS, use medical technology to store and transmit information, data and images. PACS computers and Pacs monitors can save valuable time by instantly allowing the images and information to be shared with different medical facilities, and is an improvement over traditional film based image distribution and display methods. There are different instruments used in medical imaging, such as ultrasound, medical resonance, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, computed radiography, ophthalmology, and mammograms which can be handled by most PACS.
Radiography does require the use of radiation, and safety precautions such as the use of lead aprons should always be taken. Dentists and doctors offices and other medical facilities usually provide lead aprons for patients who are having xrays taken. Lead glasses are also used in many cases to protect the eyes when radiography machines are in use.