Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

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.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Self Control * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Independence * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. * Select appropriate imaging techniques or coils to produce required images. * Conduct screening interviews of patients to identify contraindications, such as ferrous objects, pregnancy, prosthetic heart valves, cardiac pacemakers, or tattoos.


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