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Working As A Multi-Modality Technologist

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • $81,326

    Average Salary

What Does A Multi-Modality Technologist Do

Radiologic technologists, also known as radiographers, perform diagnostic imaging examinations, such as x rays, on patients. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images. 

Duties

Radiologic and MRI technologists typically do the following:

  • Adjust and maintain imaging equipment
  • Precisely follow orders from physicians on what areas of the body to image
  • Prepare patients for procedures, including taking a medical history and answering questions about the procedure
  • Protect the patient by shielding exposed areas that do not need to be imaged
  • Position the patient and the equipment in order to get the correct image
  • Operate the computerized equipment to take the images
  • Work with physicians to evaluate the images and to determine whether additional images need to be taken
  • Keep detailed patient records

Healthcare professionals use many types of equipment to diagnose patients. Radiologic technologists specialize in x-ray and computed tomography (CT) imaging. Some radiologic technologists prepare a mixture for the patient to drink that allows soft tissue to be viewed on the images that the radiologist reviews.

Radiologic technologists might also specialize in mammography. Mammographers use low-dose x-ray systems to produce images of the breast. Technologists may be certified in multiple specialties.

MRI technologists specialize in magnetic resonance imaging scanners. They inject patients with contrast dyes so that the images will show up on the scanner. The scanners use magnetic fields in combination with the contrast agent to produce images that a physician can use to diagnose medical problems.

Healthcare professionals who specialize in other diagnostic equipment include nuclear medicine technologists and diagnostic medical sonographers, and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists.

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How To Become A Multi-Modality Technologist

Radiologic technologists and MRI technologists typically need an associate’s degree. Many MRI technologists start out as radiologic technologists and specialize later in their career. Radiologic technologists must be licensed or certified in most states. Few states license MRI technologists. Employers typically require or prefer prospective technologists to be certified even if the state does not require it.

Education

An associate’s degree is the most common educational requirement for radiologic and MRI technologists. There also are postsecondary education programs that lead to graduate certificates or bachelor’s degrees. Education programs typically include both classroom study and clinical work. Coursework includes anatomy, pathology, patient care, radiation physics and protection, and image evaluation.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredits programs in radiography. Completing an accredited program is required for licensure in some states.

High school students who are interested in radiologic or MRI technology should take courses that focus on math and science, such as anatomy, biology, chemistry, physiology, and physics. 

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

MRI technologists typically have less than 5 years of work experience as radiologic technologists.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Radiologic technologists must be licensed or certified in most states. Few states license MRI technologists. Requirements vary by state.

To become licensed, technologists must usually graduate from an accredited program, and pass a certification exam from the state or obtain a certification from a certifying body. Certifications for radiologic technologists are available from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Certifications for MRI technologists are available from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and from the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). For specific licensure requirements for radiologic technologists and MRI technologists, contact the state’s health board.

Employers typically require or prefer prospective technologists to be certified even if the state does not require it.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Radiologic and MRI technologists must follow exact instructions to get the images needed for diagnoses.

Interpersonal skills. Radiologic and MRI technologists work closely with patients who may be in extreme pain or mentally stressed. Technologists must be able to put the patient at ease to get usable images.

Math skills. Radiologic and MRI technologists may need to calculate and mix the right doses of chemicals used in imaging procedures.

Physical stamina. Radiologic and MRI technologists often work on their feet for long periods during their shift and they must be able to lift and move patients who need assistance.

Technical skills. Radiologic and MRI technologists must understand how to operate complex machinery.

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Multi-Modality Technologist Demographics

Gender

Female

49.5%

Male

49.2%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

80.0%

Hispanic or Latino

9.1%

Asian

7.9%

Unknown

2.4%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

78.6%

Korean

7.1%

Persian

7.1%

Japanese

7.1%
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Multi-Modality Technologist Education

Schools

Southern Union State Community College

18.0%

State University of New York Broome Community College

6.6%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

6.6%

Auburn University

6.6%

Jefferson State Community College

4.9%

Liberty University

4.9%

Bergen Community College

4.9%

University of Phoenix

4.9%

Gateway Community College

4.9%

University of New Mexico

4.9%

Prince George's Community College

3.3%

Champlain College

3.3%

Augusta Technical College

3.3%

North Central State College

3.3%

Community College of the Air Force

3.3%

Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology

3.3%

Delgado Community College

3.3%

Auburn University-Montgomery

3.3%

Middlesex Community College - Middletown

3.3%

Central Michigan University

3.3%
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Majors

Medical Technician

30.3%

Nuclear And Industrial Radiologic Technologies

11.3%

Nursing

10.4%

Business

9.5%

Electrical Engineering

4.1%

Health Sciences And Services

3.6%

Military Technology

3.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.2%

Industrial Technology

3.2%

Psychology

2.7%

Clinical Psychology

2.7%

Nursing Assistants

2.3%

Computer Information Systems

2.3%

General Studies

2.3%

Health Care Administration

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering

1.4%

Management

1.4%

Precision Metal Working

1.4%

Biology

1.4%

Finance

1.4%
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Degrees

Other

28.8%

Associate

28.1%

Bachelors

20.8%

Certificate

10.8%

Masters

8.0%

Diploma

2.8%

Doctorate

0.7%
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Top Skills for A Multi-Modality Technologist

DiagnosticProceduresMRISafeEnvironmentMammographyDirectPatientCarePacsIVVitalSignsFluoroscopicProceduresPLCC-ArmBoneDensityDexaUltrasoundPreventativeMaintenanceEKGACRTomographyEmergencyRoomHighQualityMammograms

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Top Multi-Modality Technologist Skills

  1. Diagnostic Procedures
  2. MRI
  3. Safe Environment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepare patients for these diagnostic procedures by explaining the process and positioning patients to produce high quality images requested by physician.
  • Assisted in prepping patient for MRI procedure and making patient comfortable.
  • Maintained a safe environment for patients, staff, physicians, and guests.
  • Provide images for two accreditation submissions to the American College of Radiology in Mammography.
  • Provided direct and indirect patient care in a hospital setting.

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