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a person who, under the supervision of a physician radiologist, operates radiological 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.
A technologist trained in the safe application of ionizing radiation to portions of the body to assist the physician in the diagnosis of injuries and disease. This individual may also supervise or teach others. Technology programs approved by the Joint Review Commission on Education in the Radiologic Sciences are conducted in hospitals, medical schools, and colleges with hospital affiliations.
pertaining to radiology.
see radiological diagnosis.
mobile radiological apparatus
x-ray machines that can be moved but are not portable because of their weight. This is imposed because of the large transformer required to achieve the desired output.
portable radiological apparatus
can be carried because of the small transformer used. However, the exposure time is prolonged and the image is less clear. The machine is easily dismantled.
a health care worker who is 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. Radiological technologists can specialize in radiography, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine. See also radiographer, radiation therapist. Called also nuclear medicine technologist.