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A 48-year-old member asked:

are x-ray technicians and radiographers the same thing?

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Dr. Bradley Stockmann
Radiology 17 years experience
Synonyms: Yes, those terms are synonyms and describe someone who produces medical images that assist medical specialists and doctors in the diagnosis or monitoring of a patient's injury or illness.
Dr. John Michel
Dr. John Michel commented
Family Medicine 46 years experience
The doctor is a radiologist
Feb 24, 2015

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