• Summary

    Performing diagnostic radiologic procedures like CAT scan MRI , mammograpgy , ultrasound procedures , and administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other modalities, such as computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

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

    Education, Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

    Must have completed an accredited radiography education program (associate’s or bachelor’s degree). A radiography certification from the ARRT,ARDMS is an added benefit. Specialization as an MRI technician, nuclear medicine technologist or CT technologist is also a plus.


    A minimum of one year current and related experience

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients.
    • Working knowledge of sanitation, personal hygiene and basic health and safety precautions applicable to work in a hospital
    • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
    • Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least 50 pounds
    • Ability to understand English and follow oral and written instructions
    • Ability to document and communicate pertinent information
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and hospital staff