Ct Scan Special Procedures Technologist

Operate computed tomography scanners to produce radiographs.
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$37,000 – $77,000

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What do Ct Scan Special Procedures Technologists do?

Operates computed tomography scanner to produce cross-sectional radiographs of patient’s body for diagnostic purposes: Positions and immobilizes patient on examining table, using supportive devices to obtain precise patient position and following protocols specified by RADIOLOGIST 070.101-090. Administers contrast media orally or assists physician in intravenous administration. Enters data, such as type of scan requested, slice thickness, scan time, and other technical data into computer, using knowledge of radiologic technology and computed tomography. Starts CT scanner to scan designated anatomical area of patient. Talks to patient over intercom system and observes patient through window of control room to monitor patient safety and comfort. Views images of organs or tissue on video display screen to ensure quality of pictures. Starts camera to produce radiographs. Evaluates radiographs, video tape, and computer generated information for technical quality.

Should I be a Ct Scan Special Procedures Technologist?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: CT Scan Special Procedures Technologist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Special Procedures Technologist See More

    How to Become a
    Ct Scan Special Procedures Technologist

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