Radiologic technologist

Radiologic technologists, also called radiographers, perform imaging tests such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). They work under the direction of a radiologist, who interprets the images to diagnose illness.

Training programs in radiography are 1 to 4 years long and lead to a certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree. State requirements for licensing vary, and radiologic technologists may be registered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Last Updated: August 25, 2008

Author: Bets Davis, MFA

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

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