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Communicating Radiation Risk to Patients

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Radiologic technologists play an important role in communicating radiation risk to patients. To this end, they must establish a rapport with the patient. One of the major challenges of risk communication is the difference in risk perception by healthcare professionals and the general public. To effectively communicate the risks and benefits of radiation exposure, radiographers need to understand this difference themselves. It is also important to remember that the general public may have obtained information from non-technical sources such as newspapers, magazines, TV shows, and Internet sites. Moreover, the layperson is prone to give equal importance to information from unverified sources and scientific bodies.

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Bone Tumors Radiology and Oral Bone Disease

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Inherited disorders of the bones are present since the time of birth. However, certain skeletal conditions are acquired later in life. A common type of acquired disorder is a bone tumor. Bone tumors radiology is an important diagnostic method to identify malignancies of the skeleton. X-ray technologists may come across patients with bone tumors when they present to the radiology department for imaging.

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