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PHS Ch10

Career Skills in Diagnostic Services

body alignment term used to describe a position of the body in which the spine is not crooked or twisted.
diagnostic pertaining to the identification of a disease or syndrome.
discretion the ability to know when to keep sensitive information private.
first aid emergency treatment given before regular medical services can be obtained
gross pay the total amount of money earned in a pay period.
incompetence a lack of qualifications or ability to perform job tasks.
integrity adherence to ethical principles and professional standards.
invasive procedure a test or treatment that requires incisions to the skin or the insertion of instruments or other materials into the body.
net pay the amount of money received in a pay period after all deductions have been taken out; also known as take-home pay.
noninvasive procedure a test or treatment that does not require incisions to the skin or the insertion of instruments or other materials into the body.
radiographers healthcare professionals who create medical images or treat diseases by passing radiation, such as X-rays or gamma rays, through an object.
sonographers healthcare professionals who create medical images or treat diseases through the use of high-frequency sound waves.
vital signs the key measurements that provide information about a person’s health, including temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
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