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Medical Radiation Technologists

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What you do:

Medical radiation technologists use radiation and electromagnetism to produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease and use radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation treatment. They are employed in hospitals, cancer treatment centres, clinics, radiological laboratories, colleges and universities.

Main job duties:

Radiological technologists

  • Operate X-ray, radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment, computerized tomography (CT) scanners and mammography units to produce radiographs or anatomic images of the human body for the diagnosis by radiologists of disease or injury

Nuclear medicine technologists

  • Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals, such as radionuclides and other tracer materials, to patients or biological samples
  • Operate radiation detection equipment, such as gamma cameras, scanners, scintillation counters, tomodensitometers and ionization chambers, to acquire data for use by nuclear medicine physicians in the diagnosis of disease

Radiation therapists

  • Operate linear accelerators, cobalt 60, X-ray and other radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation treatment prescribed by radiation oncologists
  • Assist radiation oncologists and clinical physicists with preparation of radiation treatment plan
  • Assist in the preparation of sealed radioactive materials such as cobalt, radium, cesium and isotopes and the construction of devices such as plaster casts and acrylic moulds to assist with administration of radiation treatment

Magnetic resonance technologists

  • Operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce anatomic images of the human body for diagnosis by radiologists of disease or injury
  • Perform verification and quality control checks on magnet equipment
  • Safety screen all patients for contra-indicators present that could harm the patient or would exclude the patient from having the examination


Interpersonal skills

Job title examples:

Mammography technician
Nuclear medicine clinical instructor
Nuclear medicine technologist
Nuclear medicine technologists supervisor
Radiation oncology technologist
Radiation therapist
Radiation therapy clinical instructor
Radiation therapy technologist (RTT)
Radiography technologist
Radiological technologist
Radiotherapy technician
X-ray (radiology) technician

Diagnostic imaging technologist
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist

Hourly wages:

$33.45 low

$43.91 median

$50.18 high

Education & Training:

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