About the Profession
Medical radiation technologists work within four disciplines: radiological technology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy or magnetic resonance imaging. They combine their knowledge of science and advanced technology with high standards of care to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Radiological technologists use ionizing radiation to produce images to aid in medical diagnosis.
Nuclear medicine technologists use radiopharmaceuticals and diagnostic imaging to help pinpoint the nature of a disease and how it is affecting the body.
Radiation therapists use radiation for the treatment of disease, primarily cancer. They also counsel patients on possible side effects and provide advice on how to minimize them.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance technologists produce diagnostic images using equipment that generates radio waves and a strong magnetic field.
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