An Imaging Technologist utilizes knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, computer technology, basic patient care and assessment techniques, radiation physics and biology, radiation protection, magnetic field protection and safety, and medical terminology to operate imaging equipment to produce quality images of the body for diagnostic purposes, as directed by a Radiologist, and by performing the following duties.
1. Ability to appropriately access, manage and accurately update patient medical records through Hospital Electronic Medical Record Information Systems.
2. Maintains patient confidentiality as outlined by privacy and HIPAA guidelines.
3. Practices according to the ARRT Standards of Ethics
4. Educates, interviews, screens and explains imaging and safety procedures to patients regarding the biological effects of radiation and/or magnetic field protection and safety prior to beginning any imaging procedure to reduce anxiety and obtain patient cooperation.
5. Positions patient on imaging table and utilizes immobilization devices as warranted for safety or to obtain optimum views of specified areas of the body as requested by a Physician and following protocols developed by a Radiologist.
6. Administers contrast media orally or in intravenous administration according to Radiologist and/or Pharmacy guidelines
7. Monitors patient during procedures either through direct contact, by the use of two-way voice communication or through control room window and/or closed circuit TV screen.
8. Practices universal safety precautions, radiation protection techniques and magnetic field education to minimize exposure to patient, self and staff.
Associate’s degree (AA) or diploma from a two-year college or technical school or minimum 6 months related experience and/or training.
CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, LICENSE
3 yrs MRI experience with 3T preferred.
MRI certification required.
Additional Certification in at least one other modality within 18 months of hire
BLS upon hire
Current Montana Licensure