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Radiologic Technologists Description

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

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Radiologic Technologists Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • Demonstrate new equipment, procedures, or techniques to staff and provide technical assistance.
  • Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images.
  • Record, process, and maintain patient data or treatment records and prepare reports.
  • Coordinate work with clerical personnel or other technologists.
  • Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
  • Remove and process film.
  • Provide assistance in dressing or changing seriously ill, injured, or disabled patients.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Position and immobilize patient on examining table.
  • Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories.
  • Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Perform scheduled maintenance or minor emergency repairs on radiographic equipment.
  • Collaborate with other medical team members, such as physicians or nurses, to conduct angiography or special vascular procedures.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Assign duties to radiologic staff to maintain patient flows and achieve production goals.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as developing departmental operating budget, coordinating purchases of supplies or equipment, or preparing work schedules.
  • Measure thickness of section to be radiographed, using instruments similar to measuring tapes.
  • Operate fluoroscope to aid physician to view and guide wire or catheter through blood vessels to area of interest.
  • Prepare and administer oral or injected contrast media to patients.

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