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How to Become a Radiology Technician

Radiology Technicians, also known as radiologic technologists or Radiologic technicians do the work of capturing radiographic images such as x-rays or mammograms. X rays are radiographic images that can be taken of many parts of the body in order to show physicians and surgeons where bones are broken or abnormalities exist.  Mammograms are procedures which capture images of breast tissue for diagnostic purposes. In order to carry out their work, radiology technicians (x-ray techs) must know how to get their patients ready for such procedures. This involves using protective cover and understanding the equipment as well as power of the radiology at hand. X ray techs also keep records of their imaging and care for their machinery. Radiology technicians may also have to physically assist some patients in getting onto the x ray table or into the proper position. At times they may even come to the patient’s room or house, with their specialized equipment. The workload is most often 40 hours per week.

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