Occupational Employment Statistics
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities. Excludes “Diagnostic Medical Sonographers”(29-2032) and “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists” (29-2035).
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|Education and Health Services||4,570||$33.16/hr
- Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
- Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
- Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
- Position and immobilize patient on examining table.
- Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
- Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
- Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready.
- Take thorough and accurate patient medical histories.
- Record, process, and maintain patient data or treatment records and prepare reports.
- Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images.