3215 Medical Radiation Technologists

Medical Radiation Technologists comprise technologists who work radiographic and radiation therapy equipment to manage radiation treatment and create images of body structures for the diagnosis and cure of injury and illness. They are working in hospitals, cancer treatment centers, clinics and radiological laboratories. Medical radiation technologists who are administrator or instructors are included in this unit group.

Example Titles of 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists:
Brachytherapy Technologist
Chief Radiographer
Chief Radiotherapy Technologist
Chief Technologist, Nuclear Medicine
Chief Technologist, Radiation Therapy
Chief Technologist, Radiography
Clinical Co-Ordinator, Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Co-Ordinator, Radiation Therapy
Clinical Co-Ordinator, Radiography
Clinical Instructor, Nuclear Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Radiation Therapy
Clinical Instructor, Radiography
Diagnostic Imaging Technologist
Diagnostic Medical Radiation Technologist
Diagnostic Radiography Technologist
Diagnostic Radiological Technician
Diagnostic Radiological Technologist
Diagnostic Radiology Technologist
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri) Technologist
Magnetic Resonance Technologist
Mammography Technician
Mammography Technologist
Medical Radiation Technologist
Medical Radiation Technologists Supervisor
Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Technologist
Nmri (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Technologist
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Nmri) Technologist
Nuclear Medicine Chief Technologist
Nuclear Medicine Clinical Instructor
Nuclear Medicine Supervisor
Nuclear Medicine Technical Co-Ordinator
Nuclear Medicine Technical Director
Nuclear Medicine Technician
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Nuclear Medicine Technologists Supervisor
Oncology Technologist
Oncology Technologist, Radiation Therapy
Pet (Positron-Emission Tomography) Technologist
Positron-Emission Tomography (Pet) Technologist
Radiation Oncology Simulator Technologist
Radiation Oncology Technician
Radiation Oncology Technologist
Radiation Technologist – Cancer Therapy
Radiation Technologist – Oncology
Radiation Therapist
Radiation Therapists Supervisor
Radiation Therapy Chief Technologist
Radiation Therapy Clinical Co-Ordinator
Radiation Therapy Clinical Instructor
Radiation Therapy Technical Co-Ordinator
Radiation Therapy Technologist (Rtt)
Radiographer, Medical
Radiographic Technologist
Radiography Chief Technologist
Radiography Clinical Co-Ordinator
Radiography Clinical Instructor
Radiography Supervisor
Radiography Technical Co-Ordinator
Radiography Technical Director
Radiography Technologist
Radiography Technologists Supervisor
Radioisotope Technician
Radioisotope Technologist
Radiological Technician
Radiological Technologist
Radiology Technologist
Radiotherapy Technician
Radiotherapy Technologist
Registered Radiology Technologist
Registered Technologist In Nuclear Medicine (Rtnm)
Registered Technologist In Radiation Therapy
Registered Technologist In Radiography (Rtr)
Rtnm (Registered Technologist In Nuclear Medicine)
Rtr (Registered Technologist In Radiography)
Rtt (Radiation Therapy Technologist)
Senior Radiation Therapy Technologist
Supervisor, Medical Radiation Technologists
Supervisor, Nuclear Medicine
Supervisor, Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Supervisor, Radiation Therapists
Supervisor, Radiography
Supervisor, Radiography Technologists
Technical Co-Ordinator, Nuclear Medicine
Technical Co-Ordinator, Radiation Therapy
Technical Co-Ordinator, Radiography
Technical Director, Nuclear Medicine
Technical Director, Radiography
Technician, Mammography
Technician, Nuclear Medicine
Technician, Radiation Oncology
Technician, Radioisotope
Technician, Radiotherapy
Technician, X-Ray (Radiology)
Technologist, Brachytherapy
Technologist, Diagnostic Medical Radiation
Technologist, Diagnostic Radiography
Technologist, Magnetic Resonance
Technologist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Mri)
Technologist, Mammography
Technologist, Medical Radiation
Technologist, Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Technologist, Nmri (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Technologist, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Nmri)
Technologist, Nuclear Medicine
Technologist, Oncology
Technologist, Pet (Positron-Emission Tomography
Technologist, Positron-Emission Tomography (Pet)
Technologist, Radiation Oncology
Technologist, Radiation Oncology Simulator
Technologist, Radiation Therapy
Technologist, Radiography
Technologist, Radioisotope
Technologist, Radiology
Technologist, Radiotherapy
Therapeutic Radiological Technician
X-Ray (Radiology) Technician
X-Ray Machine Operator – Medical
X-Ray Technician
X-Ray Technician – Military

Main duties of 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists:

Radiological technologists carry out a number of or all of the following duties:
•Operate X-ray, radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment, mechanized tomography (CT) scanners, mammography units and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create radiographs or anatomic images of the human body for the analysis by radiologists of disease or injury.
•Record and procedure patient data.
•Perform essential confirmation and quality control checks on radiographic and film processing equipment.
•Provide suitable care for the patient during the radiographic examination.
•Apply emission protection measures.
•May teach and oversee student radiographers or supervise other radiological technologists.
•Radiological technologists may concentrate in areas such as computerized tomography, angiography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, interventional radiology, dosimetry, stereotaxy or brachytherapy.

Nuclear medicine technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
•Prepare radiopharmaceuticals, for example radionuclides and other materials and administer them to patients or to biological samples.
•Operate radiation detection equipment, such as gamma cameras, scanners, scintillation counters, tom densitometers and ionization chambers, to acquire data for use by nuclear medicine physicians in the diagnosis of disease.
•Perform analytic procedures using radioactive materials on biological specimens, for example blood, urine and faeces.
•Record and procedure results of procedures.
•Check equipment to guarantee proper operation.
•Provide suitable care for the patient during the examination.
•Apply radiation defense measures.
•May train and oversee student nuclear medicine technologists or oversee other nuclear medicine technologists.

Radiation therapists perform some or all of the following duties:
•Operate linear accelerators, cobalt 60, X-ray and other radiation therapy apparatus to manage radiation treatment prescribed by radiation oncologists.
•Check radiation therapy equipment to make sure proper operation.
•Lend a hand with radiation oncologists and clinical physicists with preparation of radiation treatment plan.
•Assist in the homework of sealed radioactive materials for example cobalt, radium, cesium and isotopes and the construction of devices such as plaster casts and acrylic moulds to assist with administration of radiation treatment.
•Monitor the patient's bodily and psychological well-being during the entire course of treatment
•Counsel the patient concerning side effects of radiation
•May train and oversee student radiotherapy technologists or manage other radiotherapy technologists.

Employment requirements for 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists:
•Completion of a 2-3 college, hospital or other approved program in diagnostic radiography (for radiological technologists), nuclear medicine technology (for nuclear medicine technologists) or radiation therapy (for radiation therapists)
A bachelor of health sciences in radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy
A period of supervised practical training is required.
•Licensure with a regulatory body is necessary in all provinces.
•Certification by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists is required in all provinces except Quebec.
•Experience as a medical radiation technologist is requisite for supervisors and instructors.

Additional information about of 3215 Medical Radiation Technologists:
•There is no mobility between the 3 types of medical radiation technologists without additional training.


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