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Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Technician I

Summary

Under the supervision of a radiologist, obtains digital radiologic images for interpretation by the radiologist. Demonstrates the ability to obtain images in at least one of the specialty modalities with in the Diagnostic Imaging Service. This specialty area can include CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, IR/Cath Lab or Radiation Therapy. These images with the interpretation will provide information that will help determine a diagnosis for their patient.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Position patients for general diagnostic digital radiographic examinations for small and large animals.
  • Use physical and or chemical restraints during diagnostic examinations.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and proper use of radiographic equipment in regards to collimation, MA, Time and KVP.
  • Demonstrate proper radiation safety using ALARA, proper shielding with lead attire and monitoring with film badges.
  • Produce quality images meeting the expectations set down by the Radiologist.
  • Assist the Radiologist in performing fluoroscopic examinations such as dynamic trachea evaluations, barium studies, myleograms, cystograms and urethrograms.
  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge of radiation physics with the ability to teach Veterinary Students the basic principles.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Radiology Information System (RIS) for patient examination ordering, client charges, reporting, scheduling and patient flow through the Diagnostic Service.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) for storage of all Diagnostic Imaging Studies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce quality imaging in an advanced imaging modality with a high level of understanding of the basic operations of that equipment.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and three years of appropriate experience or college coursework in a related field.

Licensure and Certification

none

Supervision

Does not supervise others.

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