Radiological Technologists are vital members of the interprofessional health care team devoted to patient care. Technologists must have the technical expertise to operate sophisticated instruments, but must also have the humanistic skills necessary to communicate with patients, problem-solve, and work well with other members of the health care team. In addition to working in the Imaging Departments, Radiological Technologists working in a hospital may be required to provide imaging services in the Operating Rooms, the Emergency Department, at the patient’s bedside or other areas of the hospital.
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Are you interested in operating sophisticated imaging technology? Enjoy working with people? Desire a variety of work? As a Radiological Technologist, you can be expected to:
- Radiological Technologists play an integral role in the detection of injury and disease; they are the medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations, including mammography and computerized tomography.
- Radiation Technologist are detail-oriented and enjoy applying their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and mathematics; Radiological Technologists are responsible for accurately positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced.
- Radiological Technologists work closely with patients, doctors, and other health professionals as part of the interdisciplinary health care team.
- Radiological Technologists use cutting-edge medical imaging technology and advanced computer systems to produce and enhance radiographic images.
When you enroll in the Radiological Technology program at Michener, you will study a wide range of subjects, including general radiography (x-ray imaging of the chest, abdomen and skeleton), radiographic and fluoroscopic imaging of the body systems (an imaging procedure that allows live “real-time” x-ray viewing of the patient), and computed tomography (x-rays that produce cross-sectional images of the body). You will also learn about the Canadian health care system, the importance of interprofessional health care delivery, and how to provide your patients optimal care.
How to Become a Medical Radiological Technologist?
Radiological Technology graduates are eligible to write the national certification examinations conducted by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Certification qualifies graduates to work across Canada and allows them to apply for registration with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO).