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Diagnostic Radiography

The description of Diagnostic Radiography as prescribed in the Second Schedule of the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 is provided in the following sections.


Radiography involves the controlled use of ionising radiation, radioactive substances and non-ionising radiation to produce diagnostic quality images of the human body, facilitating the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

The acts or activities constituting radiography include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) reviewing clinical requests;
(b) planning diagnostic imaging procedures;
(c) conducting the appropriate diagnostic imaging procedures, or assisting in treatment procedures or other actions as part of a care team, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • performing the full range of diagnostic imaging techniques and contrast agent examinations;
  • prescribing, dispensing or administering the appropriate radiation dose by applying principles of radiation safety and protection.