Open Accessibility Menu

What is a Radiologic Technologist?

Registered radiologic technologists (RTs), also known as radiographers, are medical personnel who perform diagnostic imaging examinations. RTs practice in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, physicians’ offices, and in many clinical specialties, from prenatal care to orthopedics. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety and patient care.

RTs may practice general radiography or specialize in an imaging modality such as bone densitometry, cardiac or vascular interventional radiography, computed tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, or sonography. Wages of radiologic technologists are competitive with other health professionals who have similar educational backgrounds.

Back to the top