Category Archives: Life as a Radiographer

here I write some of my memories of my time working as a radiographer (or x-ray technician)

Another theatre memory


In my job I was often called to theatre to provide real time fluoroscopic imaging during orthopaedic surgery. The work varied a little but mainly it was elderly patients for DHS (Dynamic Hip Screws) following a fracture of the neck of femur … Continue reading

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How to Keep a Straight Face When Your Patient is Buzzing


I was a radiographer still in my first year so technically a probationer. I had just really started doing out of hours, had the odd drunk making lurid suggestions and coped well maintaining a professional face throughout. It’s amazing how … Continue reading

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Pet Hate 3 Dirty hands


This pet hate stems largely from my time in the National Health Service. I cannot stand my own hands to be dirty, I hate dirty nails and most of all I hate it when you go to a public toilet … Continue reading

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More Theatre memories


Surgical theatre, not the other kind, darlings. I’ve just written about my first experience in the surgical theatre and talking of things that didn’t make me squeamish made me think about the one procedure that did leave me feeling a little queasy. I was … Continue reading

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My first theatre experience


When I say theatre I mean the operating or surgical theatre. I studied for a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography and as such was required to attend a small surgical attachment, meaning for one week I was required to attend a local hospital and sit … Continue reading

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