Magnetic Imaging Technologist: Creates cross-sectional... [+] More
Magnetic Imaging Technologist: Creates cross-sectional images of patient's body for diagnostic purposes, using magnetic resonance imaging equipment. Asks patient to explain magnetic resonance imaging procedures and to request removal of metal objects that are hazardous to patient and equipment when magnet is activated. Typically requires specialized certification.
Positions patient on examining table and places specified coil (receiver) such as head coil or knee coil, close to area of interest, following protocols requested by Radiologist. Demonstrates use of microphone that allows patient and technologist to communicate during examination. Enters data, such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry into aperture of magnetic resonance imaging equipment (head or feet first), into computer. Keys commands to specify scan sequences and adjust transmitters and receivers into computer. Observes patient through window of control room and on closed circuit TV screen to monitor patient safety and comfort. Views images of areas being scanned on video display screen to ensure quality of pictures. Keys in data on keyboard of camera to photograph images. Alerts staff entering magnet room to the danger of wearing or carrying metal around magnet. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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