What is a Radiologic Technologist?
Description of Profession
Radiologic Technologist – RT (R)
A rewarding career in medicine and science awaits those who choose radiology as a career. The Radiologic Technologist plays an important role on the medical team assisting the Radiologist, a physician who is specialized in radiology, treating and diagnosing the sick and injured. Radiographers use x-ray equipment to produce images of the tissue, organs, bones and vessels of the body. Some radiographers specialize in mammography, computed tomography (CT scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or various other types of imaging.
The field of Radiology is part science and part art so whether you consider yourself technically adept or not, you will be comfortable studying your chosen profession as a Radiologic Technologist. You’ll work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment learning how to use computers to acquire and manipulate images. You will also learn to communicate with the patients giving you the ability to solve problems and to work efficiently with other members of the healthcare team. You will develop skills during your training that allows you to provide patient care that is accurate as well as compassionate.