Veterinary radiology. Vet doctor with nurse examining animal xray at hospital, copy space. Panorama
The field of radiology technology involves the use of medical imaging equipment to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions. Radiology technicians, also known as radiologic technologists or radiographers, are trained professionals who operate the equipment and perform diagnostic imaging procedures under the supervision of radiologists, who are physicians specialized in interpreting medical images.
Upon completing the required courses, graduates may be eligible to sit for a certification exam offered by organizations such as the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to become a registered radiologic technologist (RT). Certification requirements vary by jurisdiction, but earning certification demonstrates proficiency and may be required for employment.
As a radiology technician, professionals play a crucial role in assisting healthcare providers in diagnosing and treating patients. They work closely with radiologists and other medical personnel to capture high-quality images that aid in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning.