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Radiologic Technologists and Technicians - 29-2034.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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Tasks

  • Assign duties to radiologic staff to maintain patient flows and achieve production goals.
  • Assist with on-the-job training of new employees or students or provide input to supervisors regarding training performance.
  • Complete quality control activities, monitor equipment operation, and report malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
  • Coordinate work with clerical personnel or other technologists and technicians.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images.
  • Maintain a current file of examination protocols.
  • Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • Operate digital picture archiving communications systems.
  • Operate fluoroscope to aid physician to view and guide wire or catheter through blood vessels to area of interest.
  • Operate mobile x-ray equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient's bedside.
  • Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
  • Perform general administrative tasks, such as answering phones, scheduling patient appointments, or pulling and filing films.
  • Perform procedures, such as linear tomography, mammography, sonograms, joint and cyst aspirations, routine contrast studies, routine fluoroscopy, or examinations of the head, trunk, or extremities under supervision of physician.
  • Perform supervisory duties, such as developing departmental operating budget, coordinating purchases of supplies or equipment, or preparing work schedules.
  • Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
  • Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.
  • Prepare contrast material, radiopharmaceuticals, or anesthetic or antispasmodic drugs under the direction of a radiologist.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
  • Provide assistance in dressing or changing seriously ill, injured, or disabled patients.
  • Provide assistance to physicians or other technologists in the performance of more complex procedures.
  • Provide students or other technicians and technologists with suggestions of additional views, alternate positioning, or improved techniques to ensure the images produced are of the highest quality.
  • Record, process, and maintain patient data or treatment records and prepare reports.
  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready.
  • Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories.
  • Transport patients to or from exam rooms.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust settings or positions of medical equipment.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities.
  • Check quality of diagnostic images.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Create advanced digital images of patients using computer imaging systems.
  • Enter patient or treatment data into computers.
  • Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Move patients to or from treatment areas.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Process x-rays or other medical images.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Verify that medical activities or operations meet standards.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced X-ray Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Basic X-Ray Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Apprentice, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Apprentice, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Apprentice, Nuclear Medicine (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Craftsman, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Craftsman, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Craftsman, Nuclear Medicine (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Helper, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Helper, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Helper, Nuclear Medicine (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Journeyman, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Journeyman, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Journeyman, Nuclear Medicine (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Imaging Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Body Imaging (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Cardiothoracic Imaging (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Musculoskeletal (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Neuroradiology (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Pediatric (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Special Procedures (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist, Women s Imaging (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mammography Technologist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Radiology Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Computed Tomography (CT) Technician
  • Diagnostic Imaging Specialty (Radiology Specialist)
  • Mammography Technologist

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Radiologic Technologist, Chief
  • Special Procedures Technologist, Angiogram
  • Special Procedures Technologist, Ct Scan
  • Special Procedures Technologist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound Technologist