Occupational Employment Statistics
29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
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.
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|Education and Health Services||500||$39.20/hr
- Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
- Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
- Provide headphones or earplugs to patients to improve comfort and reduce unpleasant noise.
- Calibrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) console or peripheral hardware.
- Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
- Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
- Inject intravenously contrast dyes, such as gadolinium contrast, in accordance with scope of practice.
- Position patients on cradle, attaching immobilization devices if needed, to ensure appropriate placement for imaging.
- Test magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance in accordance with specifications.
- Take brief medical histories from patients.