As a Radiological Technologist, you carry out diagnostic imaging procedures like X-ray and MRI which the physicians use to diagnose diseases. Radiological technologists are also known as Radiographers ,Radiological technicians and Medical radiation technologists.
Radiological technologists utilize various imaging technologies to produce medical images that a physician can use to diagnose diseases or injuries. They also assist oncology specialists in administering radiation therapy to cancer patients.
Studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the 10+2 level and securing a minimum score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for admission into Radiology and Radiography courses.
The common courses offered at the UG level in this field are Medical Radiological Technology and Medical Technology in Radiography. You can either go for a B.Sc. or diploma in these areas. The duration of the B.Sc. courses is 3 years and the diploma courses are of 2 years.
After completing the UG degree, you can go for a master’s in specialisations like CT Scan, Angiography, MRI, Mammography, Sonography,Surgical Radiography etc.
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A radiological technologist should have the ability to collect and analyze information, solve problems, and make decisions.
In order to calibrate and maintain radiology equipment, a radiological technologist will have to be comfortable with the technology that they are using.
To be good at the profession, a radiological technologist should have knowledge about the examination methods, human anatomy, safety around radiation, and the basics of caring for patients along with learning about the technology and equipment.
A radiological technologist must accurately monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.
A radiological technologist should have the ability to use their hands in a skillful and coordinated way to grasp and demonstrate small precise movements.
Being a part of the healthcare field, it is necessary for a radiological technologist to have compassion as they should treat patients and their families with empathy and understanding.