Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 2 | Lecture: c | Slide: 15
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Professionals The People in Health Care
Lecture:Physician assistants, Pharmacists, Therapists, Technicians, Paramedics, Dental Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators Non-clinical IT/Informatics Roles for Clinicians Effects of Changing Care Models on Clinicians
Slide content:Radiology Technician/Technologist Continued 2 Role Help maintain and calibrate equipment Position and set controls for x-rays May specialize in a specific type of radiology such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging 15
Slide notes:Radiology technologists perform a variety of roles, including maintaining and sometimes calibrating equipment. They have a prominent role in positioning the patient, positioning the imaging equipment, and setting controls such as strength and length of exposure. They dont interpret x-rays, but they do have to have sufficient skills to make sure the image displays the appropriate part of the anatomy and is properly exposed for optimal interpretation. Some radiology technologists specialize in specific types of imaging, which may require additional training. 15