​"As a Radiographer, I am the first one to see the x-rays of a patient. Patients with serious conditions such as pneumothorax or hip fractures require early intervention and treatment. I am able to identify potential concerns quickly and alert the doctors so that our patients are cared for in a timely manner. It is satisfying and gratifying that I am able to help patients through the work I do.

There are many different roles in the hospital environment, with everyone contributing to the entire care journey and experience of our patients. While radiographers often work behind screens (often lead screens!), I believe that people will recognise and appreciate our efforts if we focus on carrying out our roles well. Our care team, which includes our doctors, nurses, and other allied health professionals, works closely together to help care for our patients from hospital to home."

- Rick Lu, Radiographer, Radiography, Changi General Hospital

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