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).
|Professional and Business Services||N/A||N/A
|Education and Health Services||3,990||$37.63/hr
- Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
- Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.
- 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.
- Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians.
- Operate digital picture archiving communications systems.
- Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
- Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards.
- Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
- Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.