Radiologic technologists who perform imaging examinations are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. They work closely with radiologists, the physicians who interpret medical images to either diagnose or rule out disease or injury. For the images to be interpreted correctly by the radiologist, the imaging examination must be performed properly by a radiologic technologist.
Duties and Responsibilities
Diagnostic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. They may specialize in a specific imaging technique such as bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, quality management, sonography or general radiography.
Performs specialized and routine diagnostic radiology procedures.
Exhibiting a high degree of tact, courtesy, and poise, explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
Prepares and positions patient for diagnostic imaging procedures.
Adjusts immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specified area of body requested by physician.
Determines exposure factors based on height, weight, portion of body involved, and degree on penetration required.
Moves imaging equipment into specified position.
Adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors and produce images of proper detail, density, and accuracy.
Operates mobile radiologic equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient's bedside.
Assists radiologists and other qualified physicians who have a valid CA DHS RHB Supervisor
Operator Permit for Fluoroscopy in fluoroscopic and special x-ray examinations.
Prepares images for reading by radiologist or requesting physician.
Processes images and reviews for proper identification and quality control.
Performs routine maintenance, diagnoses malfunctions, and makes minor repairs on radiologic equipment, arranging for repairs as needed.
Practices radiation protection techniques to minimize radiation to patient and staff
Completes forms and maintains records, logs, and reports of work performed.
Orients new hires and trains students.
Fills in as necessary in the absence of the Supervising Radiology Technologist.
Performs other related duties as necessary. Facilitate and direct day to day operations.
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