radiologic technologist


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radiologic technologist

 
a health care professional skilled in the theory and practice of the technical aspects of the use of x-rays and radioisotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Radiologic technologists can specialize in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine. (See also radiographer, radiation therapy technologist, and nuclear medicine technologist.) The address of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists is 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120. The address of the professional organization, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, is 15000 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.

radiologic technologist,

a person who, under the supervision of a physician radiologist, operates radiologic equipment and assists radiologists and other health professionals and whose competence has been tested and approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Also called radiographer, x-ray technologist.

ra·di·o·log·ic tech·nol·o·gist

(rā'dē-ō-loj'ik tek-nol'ŏ-jist)
A person skilled in the use of ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images.
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