Performs or assists in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administers radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of specialist Medical Practitioners. Registration or licensing is required.
operate X-ray and other radiation producing and imaging equipment for diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners.
receiving referrals from Medical Practitioners to perform medical imaging and radiation treatment of patients
determining the appropriate equipment to use, such as X-ray equipment, radiation scanners, fluoroscopes, ultrasound equipment, nuclear instrumentation, angiography equipment and computed tomography (CT) equipment, and selecting the appropriate equipment settings to provide the diagnostic information requested by Medical Practitioners
calculating details of procedures such as length and intensity of exposure to radiation, size and strength of dosage of isotopes, and settings of recording equipment
explaining procedures to patients and answering patients' inquiries about processes
ensuring patients' welfare during procedures
positioning patients, screens and equipment preparatory to procedures
viewing the screen and deciding if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, and selecting images to show Medical Practitioners
conveying findings of procedures to Medical Practitioners
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).