Radiologic technologists perform diagnostic imaging examinations and perform radiation therapy treatments. Radiologic technologists who perform medical imaging examinations work closely with radiologists and are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. Radiologic technologists work directly with patients and are responsible for explaining procedures, positioning patients on the examining table and adjusting immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specific body areas. The technologist moves the imaging equipment into position and adjusts equipment controls based on his or her knowledge of the procedure.
The technologist also is responsible for using radiation safety techniques to ensure exposures for team members and patients meet ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) standards. The technologist also may operate mobile x-ray or ultrasound equipment to obtain images in the emergency room, operating room or at the patient’s bedside. Technologists also assist radiologists with general radiology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound procedures, or on the radiation oncology team. Radiation therapists administer targeted doses of radiation to the patient’s body to treat cancer or other diseases. Radiation therapists are highly skilled medical specialists educated in physics, radiation safety, patient anatomy and patient care.
The VESTA Recruitment Team places technologists in permanent and locum tenens jobs across the US in the following specialties:
- Radiologic Technologist
- CT Technologist
- MRI Technologist
- X-Ray Technologist
- Interventional/Cardiology Technologist
- Cath Lab Technologist
- Ultrasound Technologist
- Echo Technologist
- Cardiovascular Technologist
- Cardiac Catheterization Technician
- Mammogram Technicians
- EP Technologist