Radiographers in Interventional Radiology

  

Radiographers in IR undergo advanced specialist training and work alongside the Consultants and Nurses to provide and control the imaging during minimally invasive image guided procedures. They have to learn different techniques and skills and work in a flexible manner in the fast-paced environment of IR which can sometimes be stressful particularly when a patient is very ill and needs an emergency procedure. They need to have excellent communication skills to allow collaborative working as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team to provide a safe and efficient working environment to deliver patient centred care.

Radiographers are a vital component in the delivery of IR services and work as part of the oncall team to deliver emergency lifesaving procedures 24hours a day.

At UHCW we are fortunate to have the newest, top spec, state-of-the-art equipment which is upgraded every 7years, complete with a full suite of advanced software applications allowing on-table spin CT, vessel analysis, vessel tracking and CT/MR image overlay enabling complex, high end procedures to be performed with ease.

The IR department at UHCW has expanded considerably over the past few years and as it develops there will be ongoing opportunities for advanced practice radiographers. The department fully encourages and support staff to widen their scope of practice with continuous professional development.