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Radiological technologies and technicians perform a variety of diagnostic radiographs on inpatients and outpatients They take x-rays and administer non-radioactive materials into patients blood stream They are also responsible for preparing patients for examinations Technologists are required to be sensitive to patients physical and psychological needs They must pay attention to detail follow instructions and work together as part of a team Preparation for this profession is offered in hospitals colleges universities and the U S Armed Forces Training programs range in length from 1-4 years and lead up to associates or bachelor degree Junior colleges only offer an associates degree in order to get a bachelors one would have to attend a university Students interested in radiological technology should take courses in algebra biology chemistry computer skills english composition emergency medical technology physics health occupations and geometry In Mississippi nine colleges offer a degree in radiological technology A few examples are MDCC Delta State and Mississippi State With experience and additional training technologists can become specialist performing CT scanning angiographies and magnetic resonance imaging Also there may be promoted to supervisor chief radiological technologist department administrator or director Most full-time Radiological Technicians and Technologist work around forty hours a week The salary for these positions average out to be about 2531000 to 52 05000 a year Another field in Radiology would be an Ultrasound Technologist These are people who monitor pregnancies assist in diagnosing heart vascular abdominal pelvic and brain disorders and assist in some medical procedures They look for motion shape and composition of blood organs and tissue The technologists obtain the images that doctors use to make diagnosis about illness fetal development and ultimately help heal patients In order to be an ultrasound technologist you need to complete a training program in diagnostic medical sonographing Typical tasks of ultrasound technologists are things like operating ultrasound imaging equipment monitoring examinations by viewing images on a video screen recording and storing suitable images caring
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