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Background For Teachers:
• They are responsible for explaining and getting patients ready for radiological tests and treatment that will be performed. They place the equipment at the right distance and correct angle from the patient to make the appropriate images for the physician.
• Radiology technicians also assist physicians in performing sophisticated procedures.
• It is their responsibility to ensure that the radiology equipment is properly maintained.
• Rad Techs work in hospitals, clinics, medical laboratories, nursing homes, and in private industry.
• Average salary: $24,000 to $38,500 per year.
• Educational requirements: Must complete a two-year training program in a hospital or at a college. (Some colleges award this as an Associate’s degree.)
• What is the difference between a Radiology and a Radiology Technician?
• The longest bone is our bodies is the femur (thigh bone). The smallest bone is the stirrup bone inside the ear. Each hand has 26 bones in it. Your nose and ears are not made of bone; they are made of cartilage, a flexible substance that is not as hard as bone.
• Joints: Bones are connected to other bones at joints – knee, elbow, shoulder, hip, wrist, ankle, etc.
• Difference in male and female bones: Males and females have slightly different skeletons, including a different elbow angle. Males have slightly thicker and longer legs and arms; females have a wider pelvis and a larger space within the pelvis, through which babies travel when they are born.
Have the students practice their “radiology” skills by matching the x-rays in the packets with the correct problem (or diagnosis) on the answer sheet.
Review the correct answers with the students, noting the different bones and various injuries and surgical “repairs” as shown on the answer keys.
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