1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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MEDICAL IMAGING PROFESSIONALS operate radiation producing and other imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring or treatment purposes, under the direction of a radiologist or other medical practitioner.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • performing medical imaging on patients according to referral from medical practitioners
  • treating patients according to prescription from medical oncology specialists, calculating length and intensity of exposure to radiation and size and strength of dosage of isotopes
  • positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedure
  • operating X-ray machines, radiation scanners and fluoroscopes
  • compiling electronic or photographic records of tests for diagnostic purposes
  • preparing radioactive materials for use in radiation scanning or radiation treatments


This section contains the following subsection :
              2391-11 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
              2391-13 Radiation Therapist
              2391-15 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
              2391-17 Sonographer

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