What is the job description of a radiologic technologist?


What is the job description of a radiologic technologist?

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a detailed description of the job duties, pay, work environment, educational requirements, and the job outlook for radiologic technologists on their website.

Radiologic technologists typically perform the following functions:

  • Adjust and maintain imaging equipment.
  • Precisely follow orders from physicians about what parts of the body to image.
  • Prepare patients for procedures, including taking patients medical histories, and answering questions about the procedure.
  • Protect patients by shielding areas that do not need to be imaged.
  • Position the patient and equipment to get the correct image.
  • Operate computerized equipment to generate the image.
  • Work with physicians to evaluate the images and determine if additional images are needed.
  • Keep detailed and accurate patient records.

Radiologic technologists can specialize in specific types of imaging technology, such as x rays, computerized tomography, mammography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Each has duties specific to the type of imaging they perform, such as preparing dyes or other substances that aid in creating images of the patient.

For more information on radiologic technologists, check out this article:How to Become a Radiologic Technologist

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