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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists - 29-2035.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Coordinator (MRI Coordinator)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quality Assurance Coordinator (MRI Quality Assurance Coordinator)
  • MRI Specialist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist)
  • MRI Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist)

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Tasks

  • Attach physiological monitoring leads to patient's finger, chest, waist, or other body parts.
  • Calibrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) console or peripheral hardware.
  • Conduct inventories to maintain stock of clinical supplies.
  • Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
  • Connect physiological leads to physiological acquisition control (PAC) units.
  • Create backup copies of images by transferring images from disk to storage media or workstation.
  • Develop or otherwise produce film records of magnetic resonance images.
  • Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
  • Inspect images for quality, using magnetic resonance scanner equipment and laser camera.
  • Instruct medical staff or students in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures or equipment operation.
  • Intravenously inject contrast dyes, such as gadolinium contrast, in accordance with scope of practice.
  • Operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.
  • Operate optical systems to capture dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images, such as functional brain imaging, real-time organ motion tracking, or musculoskeletal anatomy and trajectory visualization.
  • Place and secure small, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners on body part to be imaged, such as arm, leg, or head.
  • Position patients on cradle, attaching immobilization devices, if needed, to ensure appropriate placement for imaging.
  • Provide headphones or earplugs to patients to improve comfort and reduce unpleasant noise.
  • Request sedatives or other medication from physicians for patients with anxiety or claustrophobia.
  • Schedule appointments for research subjects or clinical patients.
  • Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
  • Take brief medical histories from patients.
  • Test magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance in accordance with specifications.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner or peripheral equipment, such as monitors or coils.
  • Write reports or notes to summarize testing procedures or outcomes for physicians or other medical professionals.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures.
  • 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.
  • Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
  • Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
  • Process x-rays or other medical images.
  • Repair medical facility equipment.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Train medical providers.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - 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)
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  • Diagnostic Imaging Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Diagnostic Radiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
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  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
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  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING TECH

DOT Crosswalk Titles

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