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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”
- Conduct inventories to maintain stock of clinical supplies.
- Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.
- Inspect images for quality, using magnetic resonance scanner equipment and laser camera.
- Take brief medical histories from patients.
- Troubleshoot technical issues related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner or peripheral equipment, such as monitors or coils.
- Attach physiological monitoring leads to patient's finger, chest, waist, or other body parts.
- 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.
- Connect physiological leads to physiological acquisition control (PAC) units.
- Write reports or notes to summarize testing procedures or outcomes for physicians or other medical professionals.
- Schedule appointments for research subjects or clinical patients.
- Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.
- Request sedatives or other medication from physicians for patients with anxiety or claustrophobia.
- 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.
- Calibrate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) console or peripheral hardware.
- Develop or otherwise produce film records of magnetic resonance images.
- Place and secure small, portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners on body part to be imaged, such as arm, leg, or head.
- 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.
- Explain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures to patients, patient representatives, or family members.
- Create backup copies of images by transferring images from disk to storage media or workstation.
- Test magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment to ensure proper functioning and performance in accordance with specifications.
- Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images.
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- Personal computers
- Medical nasal cannulae
- Intravenous IV line sets
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI audio and visual intercommunication systems
- Emergency contrast reaction kits
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI coils
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI monitors
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI positioning sandbags
- Crash carts
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration devices
- Clinical imaging workstations
- Venipuncture needles
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI consoles
- Protective eye shields
- Portable magnetic resonance imaging MRI scanners
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI printers
- Laser cameras
- Power injectors
- Dosimetry badges
- Fluoroptic thermometry systems
- Image capturing and transmission systems
- Non-magnetic pulse oximeter units
- Patient positioning devices
- Telemetry leads
- Magnetic resonance imaging MRI calibration phantoms
- Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI patient tables
- Patient lifting equipment
- Microsoft Excel
- GE Healthcare Centricity EMR
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft Word
- Medical image processing software
- Electronic medical record EMR software
- Appointment scheduling software
- Teleradiology systems
- Web browser software
- MEDITECH software
- Radiology information systems (RIS)