Radiologic Technologists work in a professional environment at either a hospital, clinic or private office. Skill categories include patient care, positioning, operating X-ray equipment, film quality, assessment, technical factors, and interacting with the general public, ancillary workers and physicians.
Radiologic Technologists are trained to perform radiologic examinations in accordance with radiation safety standards for themselves, clinical staff and their patients. The Radiologic Technology student learns how to accurately demonstrate body structures by determining proper exposure factors, manipulating medical imaging equipment, evaluating the radiographic image quality; and providing for patient protection, safety, and comfort during radiographic. procedures.
Some technologists choose to specialize in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, positron emission testing or radiation therapy. Some of these modalities require additional certification.Radiologic Technology is an expanding field in the area of medical diagnosis and treatment.
Imaging methods and procedures are updated and implemented on a regular basis. The faculty of the Radiologic Technology Program at Cabrillo College prepares a graduate:
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