Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists
On the Job
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists operate MRI equipment, monitor patients, and view the scanned images to make sure that they have taken high-quality pictures. They may also interview patients, explain MRI procedures, and position patients on the examining table.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures.
- Position patients for treatment or examination.
- Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
- Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
- Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Check quality of diagnostic images.
- Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
- Train medical providers.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Serious consequences if mistakes are made.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- High levels of competition.
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