The computerized tomography (CT) specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy, and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. Additionally reconstruct all CT scans for 3D Imaging, Volume Rendering, Saggital, and Coronal, Axial and Maximum Intense Projection (MIP) Imagery. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor and Picture Achieving System (PACS), and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician Some of the duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases. This requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery, etc. Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. Schedules patients for examinations. and advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Additionally, the technologist notifies the physician of scans requiring their immediate attention. Implements radiation safety practices that exceed or meet national standards. Exercisers the ALARA (As Low AS Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation reduction with every patient and every exam. Work Schedule: Intermittent hours Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment Incentive: Not Authorized
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