Radiographic Technologist (American Registry of Radiologic Technology)
Includes, but not limited to: Bone Densitometry Technologist; Cardiac-Interventional Radiographer; Computed Tomography Technologist; Mammography; MRI Technologist; Radiation Therapy Technologist; Radiologic Technologist; Sonographer Vascular-Interventional Radiographer; Vascular Sonographer
- Degree: Certificate.
- Education: Graduate from an academic program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
- Certification: Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) in the specialty identified in the TO.
- Experience: One year of experience as a radiologic technologist or in the specialty area identified in the TO.
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- Perform routine diagnostic radiological procedures/services as appropriate to the TO.
- Adhere to radiation safety policies and procedures in accordance with Radiology Department policies and procedures.
- Send appropriate image series to the radiologist for reading according to MTF protocol.
- Correctly position the patient for the examination and make technical adjustments necessary for the required examination. Determine if any special patient preparation is required.
- Process digital images and submit for interpretation by radiologists.
- Document all procedures and maintain records in accordance with MTF policy.
- As directed, perform system calibrations and quality control tasks according to the manufacturer and MTF policy. Recognize artifacts and equipment errors and notify designated Government personnel of outlying values.
- Initiate repair call procedures for equipment malfunctions by notifying designated Government personnel. Report problems to the Biomedical Repair Section and record the problem condition in the trouble call log book.
- Observe and report to the radiologist any symptoms which have direct bearing on the patient's condition as a result of adverse reaction to contrast media and inform the radiologist of any condition requiring his/her attention. Recognize the need for and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.