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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 2512 MEDICAL IMAGING PROFESSIONALS


    MEDICAL IMAGING PROFESSIONALS operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • receiving referrals from Medical Practitioners to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment of patients
    • determining the appropriate equipment to use, such as X-ray equipment, radiation scanners, fluoroscopes, ultrasound equipment, nuclear instrumentation, angiography equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selecting the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by Medical Practitioners
    • calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes, and settings of recording equipment
    • explaining procedures to patients and answering patients' inquiries about processes
    • ensuring patients' welfare during procedures
    • positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
    • viewing the screen and deciding if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and selecting images to show Medical Practitioners
    • conveying findings of procedures to Medical Practitioners

    Occupations:
      251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
      251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
      251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
      251214 Sonographer

251211 MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHER

    Alternative Title:
      Medical Imaging Technologist

    Operates X-ray and other medical imaging equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists or other Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Magnetic Resonance Technologist

251212 MEDICAL RADIATION THERAPIST

    Operates high energy X-ray and other radiation and electron generating and monitoring equipment to administer radiation treatment for medical purposes in conjunction with Radiation Oncologists or other specialist Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


251213 NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST

    Performs or assists in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administers radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of specialist Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 1


251214 SONOGRAPHER

    Alternative Title:
      Ultrasonographer

    Operates ultrasound equipment to acquire, interpret and selectively record anatomical images, physical data and real-time physiological information for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with Medical Practitioners.

    Skill Level: 1



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