X-ray technicians utilize medical radiology equipment and assist radiologists in performing radiographic procedures including mammographic examinations, fluoroscopic examinations, vascular procedures, and computerized axial tomographic examinations (CAT scans). They also help administer medical dyes, accurately target body structures for imaging, and work with healthcare professionals to deliver therapy to wounded or sick members of the Military.
X-ray 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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X-ray 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. X-ray technicians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study 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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