Medical imaging technologist/radiographer
Role and key duties
Medical imaging technologists/radiographers operate X-ray and other imaging equipment to produce radiographs (X-ray films) and other images which are used in the diagnosis and subsequent management of disease or injury.
Duties may include: receiving and interpreting requests from medical practitioners for X-ray examinations to be performed on patients; determining the appropriate imaging technique which will provide diagnostic information for the doctor; calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation and settings of recording equipment; explaining procedures to patients, and addressing any concerns they have about radiation processes; making sure patients receive the correct preparation for the procedure; correctly positioning the patient and imaging equipment to obtain the best image of the area being examined; making sure of the patient"s welfare during the examination, including radiation safety; and developing the X-ray films.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of a Degree in Radiography and Medical Imaging.
Degree in Radiography and Medical Imaging.