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Medical Radiologic Technology

Develop the skills to perform diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures.

Medical Radiologic (or X-ray) technologists produce images of a body part or system using equipment that emits X-rays. This program develops the skills required to perform diagnostic/interventional imaging procedures using ionizing radiation and diagnostic imaging equipment.

The profession of radiological technologist involves a broad variety of procedures and covers a number of specialties that include General Radiography, Mammography, Angiography, Fluoroscopy and Computerized Tomography (CT scans).

As part of their professional duty, technologists:

  • Explain the procedure to patients
  • Answer questions as fully as possible
  • Contribute to patient education
  • Comfort patients and provide emotional support
  • Position patients and equipment correctly
  • Ensure patients, staff and visitors are protected from radiation
  • Monitor patients during the procedure
  • Assist the radiologist for angiographs and interventional procedures
  • Operate the equipment

The radiologist, a doctor who specializes in interpreting X-rays, studies the images and dispenses advice that helps the treating physician make a diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate course of treatment to the patient.

Radiological technologists make up about 80% of the 10,000 members represented by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Visit camrt.ca for more information.

This program has been recognized by the Canadian Forces.

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