Radiology Technician Job Description and Profile

Radiology Technician is an individual, who performs various tasks on a regular basis. The main responsibility of a radiology technician is to take CAT scans and X-rays or manage nonradioactive materials into blood stream of patient for diagnostic purposes. Most radiology technicians prefer to specialize in one area of work such as ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and evaluating video tape, developed x-rays, or computer-generated data to determine whether images are satisfactory or not for diagnostic purposes.
  • Positioning imaging equipment and adjusting controls to configure exposure distance and time, according to the specified examination.
  • Operating or supervising operation of magnetic and radiologic imaging equipment to generate images of the patient’s body for all diagnostic purposes.
  • Monitoring the conditions and reactions of patients, reporting any abnormal signs to the physician.
  • Preparing document and specifying scan sequences, adjusting receivers and transmitters or shooting certain images and entering the data into computer.
  • Recording, processing, maintaining patient treatment and data records, and preparing reports.
  • Using radiation protection devices and safety measures to ensure safety and security of staff and patients.
  • Preparing and administering injected or oral contrast media to the patients and taking thorough timely and accurate medical history of patients.
  • Monitoring video display of scanning area and adjusting contrast or density to improve the image quality.
  • Performing minor emergency repairs and scheduled maintenance on radiographic equipment.
  • Collaborating with other medicinal team members, like nurses and physicians, to conduct special vascular or angiography procedures.

Skills and Specifications

  • Knowledge of radiographic equipment and its operation.
  • Knowledge of processes to obtain technically diagnostic prints.
  • Should be able to liaise efficaciously with all users.
  • Ability to manage complex work environment.
  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Education and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent in Radiology technology related field.
  • Certification in Radiology technology from an accredited institution.