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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.

Recommended qualification

Degree in Radiography and Medical Imaging.

Job Family

Health and allied health
Allied health is about the prevention, treatment and management of illness and ensuring the wellbeing of Victorians, young and old. Allied health professionals can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and be hospital or community based.

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