What do Radiologic Technologists do?
Radiologic technologists use ionizing radiation, sound waves, and radio waves to produce images of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body. These images are produced to assist in diagnosing, grading, treatment planning, and monitoring pathology. Radiologic technologists assist radiologists (physicians) in the performance of a variety of radiologic procedures.
Where do Radiologic Technologists work?
Radiologic technologists work in hospitals, physician offices, specialty treatment centers, privately-owned imaging centers, traveling companies, sales, research, and education.
Specialty areas within Radiologic Technology
Radiologic technologists may work performing routine radiography procedures. However, there are many specialty areas within radiologic technology that radiologic technologists may work in with additional education and training. These areas include:
- Nuclear Medicine
- Radiation Therapy
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
- Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT)