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Kudzai, Diagnostic Radiographer

What is your current role and what does it involve?

I am a diagnostic radiographer now but I am in the process of becoming a sonographer. My role as a radiographer at Leicester Royal Infirmary is to acquire high-quality images that help medical specialists and doctors diagnose or monitor a patient’s injury or illness. As a sonographer, I scan pregnant patients to check the viability of pregnancies and assess foetal wellbeing.

Why did you choose to do the job you do now?

Working in imaging appealed to me primarily because it enables me to carry out important tasks with skill and precision, and benefit people in a direct, visible way.

What training have you had and how has your career progressed?

I had to complete my three-year diagnostic radiography course first and then work for two years, then I applied to specialise in ultrasound.

What motivates you most about working at Leicester’s Hospitals?

What really motivates me about working at Leicester’s Hospitals is the teamwork. I mainly work in imaging and there is a good solid approach to teamwork, with people supporting each other.

What are the best things about Leicestershire and the surrounding area?

Leicester is a diverse city so people tend to appreciate each other and different cultures. This diversity is what makes Leicester itself interesting. The city centre is large with a variety of shops and different restaurants that accommodate people’s needs.

What would you say to people thinking about joining Leicester’s Hospitals?

Leicester’s Hospitals has a range of different specialties giving staff the opportunity to learn from one another and the different teams.

Read more about radiography and sonography at Leicester’s Hospitals.

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