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Radiology nurses have a special interest in technology since they operate high-tech diagnostic medical equipment on an everyday basis. This field of nursing is vastly different from typical nursing, requiring a unique set of skills and talents.They work mostly in hospitals, but are beginning to work more in private practices too. Radiology is a dynamic field in nursing with the discovery of new test and diagnostic equipment introduced to healthcare almost yearly.
A radiology nurse takes care of patients who need various types of diagnostic tests and treatments. They also care for cancer patients who need radiation therapy as part of their treatment plan. Radiology nurse interview patients for tests and monitor their health status before, during and after tests [...]