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The Profession

Introduction

Radiologic technologists are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and basic patient care. They may specialize in a specific imaging technique such as bone densitometry, cardiovascular-interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, quality management, sonography or general radiography. The radiologic technologists who specialize in radiation therapy, which is the delivery of high doses of radiation to treat cancer and other diseases, are radiation therapists and medical dosimetrists. Additional information about careers in medical imaging can be found at the link below:

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS (ASRT):
http://www.asrt.org/main/careers/careers-in-radiologic-technology