Radiological technologies and technicians perform a variety of diagnostic radiographs on inpatients and outpatients. They take x-rays and administer non-radioactive materials into patients' blood stream. They are also responsible for preparing patients for examinations. Technologists are required to be sensitive to patient's physical and psychological needs. They must pay attention to detail, follow instructions, and work together as part of a team.
Preparation for this profession is offered in hospitals, colleges, universities, and the U. S. Armed Forces. Training programs range in length from 1-4 years and lead up to associates or bachelor degree. Junior colleges only offer an associates degree, in order to get a bachelors, one would have to attend a university. Students interested in radiological technology should take courses in algebra, biology, chemistry, computer skills, english composition, emergency medical technology, physics, health occupations, and geometry. In Mississippi, nine colleges offer a degree in radiological technology. A few examples are MDCC, Delta State, and Mississippi State
With experience and additional training, technologists can become specialist, performing CT scanning, angiographies, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Also, there may be promoted to supervisor, chief radiological technologist, department administrator, or director.
Most full-time Radiological Technicians and Technologist work around forty hours a week. The salary for these positions average out to be about $25,310.00 to $52, 050.00 a year.
Another field in Radiology would be an Ultrasound Technologist. These are people who monitor pregnancies, assist in diagnosing heart, vascular, abdominal, pelvic, and brain disorders, and assist in some medical procedures. They look for motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs and tissue. The technologists obtain the images that doctors use to make diagnosis about illness, fetal development, and ultimately help heal patients.
In order to be an ultrasound technologist, you need to complete a training program in diagnostic medical sonographing. Typical...