Medical imaging technicians are primarily responsible for operating the equipment used in collecting, diagnosing, and treating medical conditions. They specialize in collection techniques of different types of medical imagery such as sonography, medical resonance imaging (MRI), x-ray, and nuclear medicine.Explore this career outside the military
Medical imaging technicians work in hospitals and clinics. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals. They follow strict safety procedures to minimize exposure to radiation.
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Medical Imaging Technicians in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Medical imaging technicians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, including practice with medical imaging equipment, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Operation of diagnostic imaging equipmentRadioactive isotope therapyImage processingAnatomy and physiologyPatient care in radiologyMedical ethics and lawPrinciples of radiation protectionField radiographyRead More
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