Radiologic Technologist (RT)

Work Activities/Work Locations

  • Radiologic Technologists, sometimes known as Radiographers, X-ray Technologists or Imaging Technologists are responsible for producing images of the human body by operating radiologic equipment. These images are viewed by a Physician, Radiologist, to assist in the diagnosis of disease and injury.
  • Radiographers learn to perform Primary/routine radiographic examinations. May choose to specialize and earn post-Primary certification in mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Quality Management, bone density, cardiac-interventional radiography, vascular interventional radiography, sonography, vascular sonography, and Radiologist Assistants.
  • Radiologic Technologists work in hospitals, imaging centers, and physician’s offices or clinics.

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Must be able to pay attention to detail, follow instructions, and work as part of a team.
  • Should be sensitive to patient’s physical and psychological needs.

 

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