Computed Tomography Technologists (CT Techs) utilize computerized tomography (CT) scanners to produce cross-section images of patients’ internal organs and tissues for the diagnosis of medical issues/injuries. A CT scan technologist must be able to accurately interpret a physician’s scanning instructions, administer contrast materials, prepare and operate the CT scan equipment, and position the patient to capture the appropriate images. CT scanners emit radiation, which can be harmful for the technologist and patient if proper safety procedures are not followed.
Duties/responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Preparing patients for procedures by providing clear instructions and answering questions to reduce anxiety.
- Selecting the appropriate program for desired exam results.
- Apply principles of radiation protection during exams to minimize unnecessary exposure.
- Constant adherence to radiation safety according to ALARA standards
- Using computerized tomography equipment to capture diagnostic images of patients’ internal organs and tissues.
- Appropriately positioning patients to scan specific areas of their bodies.
- Performing regular warm-up sequences on the CT scanner to prolong the life of the X-ray tubes.
- Sterilizing radiologic equipment to ensure the safety of patients.
- Correctly interpreting doctors' written scanning instructions.
- Administering IV contrast agents to patients to enhance the visibility of internal organs and tissues/Peripheral IV insertion
- Evaluating CT scans to determine whether they are of good technical quality.
- Explaining scanning procedures to patients and providing reassurance and support as required.
- Open communication with Radiologists and other healthcare professionals
- Accurate documentation
- 1-2 years recent work experience as a CT Tech
- ARRT (CT) certification
- State License (if required per state)
- Current BLS
- Current TB Screen
- Valid Photo Identification/Driver's License
- Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process