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 Diagnostic Radiographer
      Medical Imaging Technologist

Operates X-ray and other medical imaging equipment to produce images for medical diagnostic purposes in conjunction with radiologists or other medical specialists.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • performs medical imaging on patients according to referral from medical practitioners
  • calculates details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation and settings of recording equipment
  • explains procedures to patients
  • positions patients and equipment to carry out procedures
  • produces electronic or medical images performed by equipment such as X-ray machines, scanners, fluoroscopes and ultrasound machines for use by medical practitioners in the diagnosis of disease or injury
  • assists surgeons by using radiographic equipment in operating theatres to produce immediate results

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