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Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-2035.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 69,240.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 33.00
- Currently, there are 35,850 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists”.
Also Known As…
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
- Staff Technologist
- Staff Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Technologist
- Senior Staff Technologist
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Technologist
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Supervisor
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Specialist
- Lead Technologist/Manager
- Lead Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Technologist
- MRI Special Procedures Technologist
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI Radiographer
- Computed Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist (CT/MRI Technologist)
Tasks for “Imaging Technologist”
- Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
- Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
- Place and secure small, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners on body part to be imaged, such as arm, leg, or head.
- Conduct inventories to maintain stock of clinical supplies.
- Operate optical systems to capture dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images, such as functional brain imaging, real-time organ motion tracking, or musculoskeletal anatomy and trajectory visualization.
- Create backup copies of images by transferring images from disk to storage media or workstation.
- Connect physiological leads to physiological acquisition control (PAC) units.
- Calibrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) console or peripheral hardware.
- Take brief medical histories from patients.
- Develop or otherwise produce film records of magnetic resonance images.
- Write reports or notes to summarize testing procedures or outcomes for physicians or other medical professionals.
- Attach physiological monitoring leads to patient's finger, chest, waist, or other body parts.
- Schedule appointments for research subjects or clinical patients.
- Inject intravenously contrast dyes, such as gadolinium contrast, in accordance with scope of practice.
- Position patients on cradle, attaching immobilization devices if needed, to ensure appropriate placement for imaging.
- Troubleshoot technical issues related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner or peripheral equipment, such as monitors or coils.
- Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
- Request sedatives or other medication from physicians for patients with anxiety or claustrophobia.
- Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
- Test magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance in accordance with specifications.
- Inspect images for quality, using magnetic resonance scanner equipment and laser camera.
- Provide headphones or earplugs to patients to improve comfort and reduce unpleasant noise.
- Instruct medical staff or students in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures or equipment operation.
Related Technology & Tools
- Image capturing and transmission systems
- Protective eye shields
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration phantoms
- Patient positioning devices
- Emergency contrast reaction kits
- Venipuncture needles
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI positioning sandbags
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI coils
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI systems
- Laser cameras
- Protective medical face masks
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI monitors
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI audio and visual intercommunication systems
- Fluoroptic thermometry systems
- Clinical imaging workstations
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI compatible fire extinguishers
- Personal computers
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI consoles
- Medical nasal cannulae
- Portable magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI printers
- Crash carts
- Non-magnetic pulse oximeter units
- Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI patient tables
- Dosimetry badges
- Intravenous IV line sets
- Power injectors
- Oxygen delivery equipment
- Telemetry leads
- Intravenous IV infusion pumps
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration devices
- Patient lifting equipment
- Carbon dioxide monitors
- Microsoft Excel
- Teleradiology systems
- Radiology information systems (RIS)
- Web browser software
- GE Healthcare Centricity EMR
- MEDITECH software
- Medical image processing software
- Appointment scheduling software
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Word
- Electronic medical record EMR software