Answers any questions and assists with procedure.
Performs post exam duties which includes explaining and documenting any instructions needed for follow up of exam.
Administers contrast agent for designated examinations under the supervision of the radiologist.
Administers radioisotope under the supervision of the radiologists
Uses the appropriate personal protective equipment related to the exam.
Limits and refrains from personal conversations and/or phone calls that can be overheard by patients.
Practices sterile techniques, preventing cross contamination.
Practices safe sterilization and infection control after each exam.
Reports any allergic reaction or injuries to the radiologist immediately and maintains adequate records on patients as needed or directed.
Performs examination appropriate to protocol.
Processes and submits data to Radiologists for interpretation.
Prepares CDs and other appropriate paperwork.
Ensure previous comparison studies are obtained and uploaded by appropriate staff.
Maintains accurate records required by all governing bodies
Must be familiar with code procedures with the ability to respond quickly to unusual or emergency situations, and the location and use of emergency equipment.
Assists patients on and off of examination tables in a safe manner
Escorts patients to proper examination area within the center.
Uses safety precautions when using any equipment, stretchers, chairs, and step stools
Provides immobilization as required
Practices safe sterilization techniques after each exam
Maintains a neat and orderly work environment
Keeps room stocked with supplies at all times
Reports any break down or equipment mat function to management immediately.
Completes proper paper work as necessary.
Accurately, notes procedures performed for billing office purpose.
Does not discuss examination results/finding with the patient's family without direction from the radiologist.
Attends all in service meetings and reports any incidents to center manager
Represents the center with a positive, professional attitude and professional and professional appearance in all activities and communications.
Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
Dispose of radioactive materials and store radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.
Prepare radiopharmaceuticals, adhering to safety standards that minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients. Practice "ALARA".
Maintain and calibrate creatinine meter and adhere to CLIA standards
Gather information on patients' illnesses and medical history to guide the most appropriate method of imaging or protocol to use.
Train and supervise student or subordinate technologists.