1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2312-29 Radiologist

Diagnoses and treats diseases of the human body using radiant energies such as X-rays, ultrasound, gamma rays and radio waves.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification, one years hospital-based training, and at least 5 years specialist study and training. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • examines internal structures and functions of organ systems using X-rays and other radiant energies
  • correlates X-ray findings with other examinations and tests, and interprets images to make diagnoses
  • writes reports to accompany photographic records for use by other medical practitioners
  • treats internal and external growths by X-rays, high energy sources and natural or man-made radio-isotopes
  • administers radio-opaque substances to render internal structures and organs visible on X-ray films or fluoroscopic screens

Specialisations:
Diagnostic Radiologist
Nuclear Medicine Specialist
Radiation Oncologist
Sonologist

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