Radiologic Technologists at DOC

Posted October 23rd, 2017

Radiology is a specialty field in medicine, which involves using visual
diagnostic equipment to identify and treat medical injuries and conditions.
Radiologic technologists or radiographers are responsible for imaging, such
as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT
scans), and musculoskeletal sonography.

Radiographers at DOC do the following:

  • Capture an X-ray image of the injured or affected area
  • Obtain the best quality image for examination by the DOC orthopedic
    specialist for accurate diagnosis
  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation
  • Ensure that the patient guests are comfortable and safe
  • Explain the procedure
  • Display a compassionate and professional presence

DOC radiologic technologist, Andrew Duran, explains his imaging objective:
“At DOC, we provide orthopedic care to fix bones and soft tissue issues in
all major joints. The surgeons and PAs need a series of detailed, high-
quality images to assess and diagnose the injury or condition. So my goal is
to provide quality images, make my patient guests feel comfortable and
safe, and perform the series with the same sense of urgency as the ER.”
Radiologic technologists receive training through a certification program,
an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in radiology. They must obtain
their state license in order to be eligible for employment as a radiologic
technologist.

Certificate programs in radiology generally take one year or less to
complete. The student completes classroom work and clinical training on
radiology equipment, anatomy, pathology, radiation, image processing and
interpretation, and patient care.

Associate of Applied Science in Radiography degree programs typically take
two years and provide didactic and clinical career training, including
courses in imaging procedures and analysis, radiographic physics and

radiation protection. Progressive clinical education is generally
incorporated into an AS radiology program.

A Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology four-year degree program
emphasizes diagnostics, research and advanced technology. Students are
required to complete clinical practicums that may include rotations in
clinics and other healthcare facilities.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
accredits radiography programs and schools. Radiologic technologists are
required to obtain state licensure to work in the profession. Licensing
requirements are determined by the states’ health boards and include
passage of a licensing exam. Some states may accept certifications from the
American Registration of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). For state
licensing information, go to:
Texas: http://tmb.state.tx.us
California: http://cdph.ca.gov

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts job growth of 9% for
radiologic technologists from now to 2024. As the population grows older
there is an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for
making diagnoses. DOC’s healthcare team at every location includes
credentialed, experienced radiologic technologists and state-of- the-art X-
ray equipment to provide fast, accurate imaging and diagnoses.

To apply for employment as a radiologic technologist for DOC, visit
https://www.infinityhr.com/extranet/recruiting.aspx?id=d030b5fb-611b-46ed-87b7-5bd8e46e4dd5.

Sources:
http://aart.org

Radiology Technician – Career , Scope, Job Description , Salary


http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm
http://study.com/articles/Radiology_Tech_Educational_Requirments.html

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